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Press Release

Monday, February 13, 2023
Contact: Office of Communications

RELEASE: U.S. Office of Personnel Management Announces Finalists for Class of 2023 Presidential Management Fellows

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced the Finalists for this year’s Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. Of the more than 10,000 individuals from around the world who applied for the program, 850 Finalists were chosen. The large number of applications to this competitive program marks a record number of applications over the past ten years.  

“Presidential Management Fellows are the next generation of government leaders," said Kiran Ahuja, Director of OPM. "The PMF Program gives Fellows the leadership skills and exposure they need to make a difference in government and an impact within their community. Congratulations to all the 2023 PMF finalists. We cannot wait to see what you will accomplish in public service." 

OPM verifies that all PMF Finalists are qualified at the GS-9 level but agencies may also appoint Finalists at the GS-11 or GS-12 or equivalent after further verifying their qualifications. Throughout the next year, Finalists will have the opportunity to interview with Federal agencies across government to find placements as Presidential Management Fellows. 


  • The PMF Program is the Federal Government’s premier leadership development program for advanced degree holders. 
  • The mission of the PMF Program is to recruit and develop tomorrow’s Federal government leaders from all segments of society. 
  • This is the 45th year of the PMF Program. 
  • The 2023 Finalists represent approximately 98 different degree programs across 249 academic institutions worldwide. 
  • PMFs are appointed to a two-year, full-time Federal position with salary and benefits, where they apply their skills while engaging in leadership development training that includes experiential learning, cohort-based interactive training, and optional rotational experiences. 
  • The PMF Program offers advanced degree holders a pathway to a permanent career appointment at a Federal agency. Over the last few years, on average, 87% of Fellows took a permanent or term position following completion of the two-year program.  
  • The program supports Federal agencies government-wide in fulfilling leadership succession planning goals and helps build a core of potential leaders for the Federal government. 

Learn more by visiting the Presidential Management Fellows website and the Current Finalists page. 

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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the strategic human capital partner to the federal government that is recruiting, retaining, and honoring the workforce that's landing rovers on Mars, fighting climate change and cancer, and building this country back better. OPM provides leadership and support to agencies through key issues and services-including human resource policy and oversight, federal employee benefits, and retirement services- that impact more than two million people in the federal workforce. As the nation's largest employer, the federal government is the model employer across sectors.

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