Announcement of PMF Class of 2022 Application Dates, PMF Applicant Handbook, and Resources for Applicants and Academia

We hope this message finds you safe and healthy. We have some important information and updates to share with all of you related to the upcoming PMF Class of 2022 Application Cycle, including information sessions for prospective applicants.

First, mark your calendars and spread the word! The PMF Program Office is happy to formally announce the dates for the upcoming PMF Class of 2022 Application, which are as follows:  opening Noon (Eastern Time), Tuesday, September 28 and closing Noon (Eastern Time), Tuesday, October 12, 2021. These dates have been posted here: https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/2022-application/. Approximately six weeks after the application closes, we expect to announce PMF Class of 2022 Finalists. Please monitor this webpage for updates.

For the 2022 PMF application cycle, we have updated our assessment to improve the process in a variety of areas including addressing concerns around equity in all stages of the process. We are also enhancing our recruiting efforts with greater outreach to diverse communities, expansion of our engagement with Minority Serving Institutions, enhanced recruitment through the alumni network, and use of strategic recruitment platforms.

We have also released the updated “PMF Applicant Handbook” and posted it to the PMF website. The Handbook can be found under the “Become a PMF\Resources” section at https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/resources/. The Handbook details the annual application process, explains eligibility requirements, required documentation, and provides an overview of the online assessment process, all with the goal of preparing prospective applicants to submit successful applications. Please note that we have integrated the previous “PMF Assessment Preparation Guide” into the Handbook.

Additionally, during the month of September 2021, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program will be hosting a series of informational webinars for prospective applicants about the upcoming PMF Class of 2022 Application. The informational webinars will provide a general overview of the PMF Program, details about the 2022 application cycle, and, if time permits, allow for any questions. Please note that several of the webinars have a specific focus related to strategic recruitment goals, but all will cover the basics outlined above and are open to all majors. The webinars will not be recorded for later publishing or viewing.

Please register using the links below and you will receive a confirmation email prior to the session with details for accessing the MS Teams meeting (including a call-in option for those who cannot access the platform). Space is limited and dates/times are subject to change.

  1. Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 2:00-3:00pm (Eastern Time)
  2. Tuesday, September 7, 2021, from 4:00-5:00pm (Eastern Time)
  3. Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 3:00-4:00pm (Eastern Time)
  4. Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 4:00-5:00pm (Eastern Time)
  5. Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 2:00-3:00pm (Eastern Time)
  6. Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 3:00-4:00pm (Eastern Time)
  7. Monday, September 27, 2021, from 2:00-4:00pm (Eastern Time)
    • This session, taking place the day before the application opens, will serve as an open forum for questions. It will be open to all disciplines, but will not include a presentation.
    • Register in advance here: https://pmfinfosession09272021.eventbrite.com

Finally, we have updated many of our resources. For an overview of what’s new for the upcoming 2022 Application Cycle, visit: https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/2022-application/. A few of our updated resources include:

  • The PMF Apply Brochure, posted under the “Become a PMF\Resources” section at www.pmf.gov.
  • The PMF Applicant Handbook, posted under the “Become a PMF\Resources” section at www.pmf.gov.
  • The PMF Program Required Application Documents and Alternative Letter, posted under both of the “Resources” sections above at www.pmf.gov.

Please be sure to check our website for updates. General information about the PMF Program, eligibility, how to apply, and resources, can be found under the “Become a PMF” section of our website at https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/overview.aspx.

Sincerely,

PMF Program Office

By Judy Stein
Judy Stein Career Consultant Judy Stein