2019 PMF Open Forum

2019 PMF Open Forum

The 2018-19 Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) application season is almost here! You can use this site and thread as a go-to resource for helpful information during the application process.

The PMF Class of 2019 application opens Noon (ET), Tuesday, October 9 through Monday, October 22 at Noon ET. Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found under the Become a PMF section on the official Presidential Management Fellows program website.

The announcement can be found at www.USAJOBS.gov, by searching for “Presidential Management Fellows” when the application opens. The basics can be found at pmf.gov.

In addition to OPM’s official PMF resources, here on Pathtopmf.com you’ll find a range of additional insights on the PMF Program, including:

And use this open thread as a resource for the 2018-19 process and a place to:

  • Ask questions
  • Share your experience
  • Or maybe just to vent :)

Good luck and let us know how we can help you submit a strong application!

P.S. This site, guide, and resources are brought to you by the Robertson Foundation for Government and GovLoop. Thanks to RFFG for their financial support to help offer these great resources and keep them free for all applicants.

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  • Leah Anderson

    GovLoop is releasing an updated guide for applying to the 2019 PMF cohort mid-next week. Keep an eye out for it!

  • Hannah Moss

    The guide is live! Share your thoughts and let us know your questions here!

    • Just an Observer

      There is no link to download the guide.

  • Hypestyles

    Will finalists be expected to interview in person at any point or is the online virtual employment fair the only interview opportunity?

    • Marc

      I am pretty sure you can expect in-person interviews for specific positions for which you apply.

  • Marc

    So, now that we’re 3+ weeks removed from the closing of the application… How’s everyone’s nerves?

    • Yvonne Seyler

      I’m going crazy!! These next few weeks are going to be so long! Oh my gosh.

    • Yvonne Seyler

      I’ve been perusing the web for any discussions on the wait and only found this!

  • Ryan McCarthy

    Our PMF portal says “results will be posted 4-6 weeks from the application close date.” Didn’t it used to say 3-4 weeks or am I insane?

    • Yvonne Seyler

      I don’t know if I saw 3 weeks, but I definitely didn’t see 6 weeks.