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Presidential Management Fellows (PMF)

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The Presidential Management Fellows program was established in 1977 to attract outstanding individuals from a variety of academic disciplines who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. This two-year program has helped agencies meet their workforce and succession planning needs by attracting masters, law, and doctoral students to federal service.

  • HHS has hired over 1,000 PMFs since the program was established.
  • HHS averages 60 PMF hires annually.
  • Many managers have met their hiring needs through the PMF program.
  • Coordinators in each Operating Division handle recruitment of PMFs.
  • HHS offers training, rotational assignments, and professional development.

For further information, visit the OPM website at www.pmf.opm.gov.

Last revised: October 1, 2010

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