Partnerships with Federal
In order to meet the future challenges of the Federal Government
and public service, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF)
Program provides a continuous source of men and women with advanced
degrees. Federal Councils consist of collaborating officials from
various Federal Agencies, who operate with the mission and vision
to support and improve processes government-wide. Finalists in the
PMF Program who come from a variety of academic disciplines and
have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the
leadership and management of public policies and programs, make
ideal candidates for these Federal Councils.
Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Council
The Chief Financial Officers Council was established under the
provisions of the CFO Act of 1990 to "advise and coordinate the
activities of the agencies of its members on such matters as
consolidation and modernization of financial systems, improved
quality of financial information, financial data and information
standards, internal controls, legislation affecting financial
operations and organizations, and any other financial management
matter." CFOs and Deputy CFOs of the largest Federal Agencies along
with senior officials from the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury collaborate together,
in order to improve financial management across the board in the
Federal Government. You can find more information on the CFO
Council at http://cfoc.gov.
Chief Acquisitions Officers (CAO) Council
The Chief Acquisition Officers Council was established pursuant
to Section 16 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, as
amended, 41 USC 403, et seq. The Council is made up of acquisition
professionals in the Executive Branch with the purpose of providing
a senior level forum for monitoring and improving the Federal
acquisition system. You can find more information regarding the CAO
Council at http://cao.gov.
Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council
The Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC), working in
partnership with OPM's Presidential Management Fellows (PMF)
Program Office, has launched the Technology Fellows Program to
increase the Federal Government's pool of qualified IT
professionals. This program supports Point 11 of the IT Reform Plan
calling for the government to build a sustainable pipeline of
emerging talent for Federal IT.
As part of the PMF Program, Technology Fellows will serve a
two-year appointment aligned with the PMF policies and guidelines.
In addition, Technology Fellows will experience working on complex
problems within the Federal IT portfolio. You can find more
information on the CIO Council at http://www.cio.gov and Technology Fellows
Program at https://cio.gov/technology-fellows-program/.
This program will select from the PMF Program's Finalists'
pool. Interested and eligible applicants would first apply to
the PMF Program, obtain Finalist' status, and then become
potentially eligible for hire in the CIOC's Technology Fellows
Federal Privacy Council
The Federal Privacy Council was established by Executive Order
13719 on February 9, 2016, as an interagency forum made up of
privacy professionals from Federal agencies within the Executive
Branch. The purpose of the Council is to provide leadership,
promote collaboration between agencies and stakeholders, improve
Federal Government privacy practices, ensure effective and
and career development opportunities of privacy professionals.
The Council is working in partnership with OPM's Presidential
Management Fellows (PMF) Program Office to establish a privacy
discipline to recruit talented and qualified privacy professionals
into the Federal workforce. Federal agencies will be able to select
interested applicants from the PMF Program's Finalists' pool, and
these eligible Finalists will be able to gain valuable experience
working on the complex challenges facing the Federal Government
privacy community. You can learn more about the Federal Privacy
Council at www.fpc.gov.