Mark your calendar! The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Application will launch Monday, November 5, 2012 on USAJOBS.gov and the PMF Website, pmf.gov. The streamlined application will include a three-part online assessment. The online application and assessments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, November 19, 2012. Anyone that received an advanced degree in the past two years, or current students that will receive an advanced degree by August 31, 2013 are eligible to apply; and a nomination form is no longer required. Please join the PMF email listserv (http://listserv.opm.gov/So you have between November 5 and November 19, 2012 to complete both the online application AND the assessment. That's what they mean by streamlined. It's good to finally get some idea of that.
wa.exe?SUBED1=PMF&A=1) so you can be notified when the PMF Assessment Study Guide is available, and receive application reminders. All the best! -PMF Program Office
It's also worth noting the eligibility window for applicants. If you have completed an advanced degree within the last two years OR you are a current student who will complete an advanced degree by August 31, 2013, you are eligible. It's good to get confirmation of that as well. In reality, this means the eligibility window for application to the PMF program is three years. If you are a current student now, and you will complete a degree by next year's deadline, it looke like you will be able to apply for 2013, 2014, and 2015 before you're out of chances. Just something to keep in mind. Not too shabby, I think.
Oh, and one more thing, also via the PMF Facebook page. If you become a finalist and you otherwise qualify, you can be considered for the Technology Fellows program as well.
What do you all think? Is this good timing? What do you think about combining the application and assessment into one step? This is your open thread for the 2013 PMF application process. I will probably open another thread to talk about your thoughts on the assessment itself, but I think it's best if we wait until after the application/assessment period closes to discuss particulars.