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Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Federal Civilian Hiring Freeze Guidance Pertaining to the PMF Program

Posted on 2017-03-15T07:05:00

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Hiring Freeze.  These FAQs have been posted to the Chief Human Capital Officers Council website here:

Reappointments (e.g., transfers) of PMFs from one PMF position\agency to another position\agency outside of their their agency are not exempt from the hiring freeze. Agencies would need to follow their hiring freeze procedures for an exception.  A PMF may move from one PMF position to another within their agency or sub-agency, referred to as a reassignment.

The PMF Program Office has prepared additional guidance for PMF Program participants in response to the Federal Hiring Freeze.  A joint memo, between the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), was published on January 31, 2017, entitled "Federal Civilian Hiring Freeze Guidance".  The memo outlines the purpose, coverage, exemptions, and effective dates of the hiring freeze order by the President on January 23, 2017.

The PMF Program is exempt from the hiring freeze (in most circumstances).  Federal agencies can appoint Finalists to PMF positions and convert their Fellows who have successfully completed their fellowships. See the guidance document below regarding reassignments and details.

Additional guidance can be found under the Federal Civilian Hiring Freeze Guidance Pertaining to the PMF Program Adobe PDF Icon[95 KB]. 

Any changes in our guidance will be updated and posted under this "News & Events" section on the PMF website.  Thank you.