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Thursday, February 8, 2024
Contact: Office of Communications

RELEASE: OPM Announces Finalists for Presidential Management Fellows Class of 2024

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced the Finalists for this year’s Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, the federal government’s premier leadership development program. In total, 825 Finalists were selected from more than 7,000 applicants from around the world. 

“Presidential Management Fellows are the next generation of federal 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 2024 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. 

Background & Fast Facts 

  • 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 46th year of the PMF Program. 
  • 825 Class of 2024 Finalists were selected from a pool of more than 7,000 applicants (higher than the 10-year average of applicants). 
  • Applicants for the PMF Program were represented from all 50 U.S., U.S. Territories, and abroad. 
  • The 2024 Finalists represent approximately 102 different degree programs across 264 academic institutions worldwide (6% increase from prior year)– 51 of which are Minority Serving Institutions. 
  • 14% of the 2024 Finalists are veterans. 
  • 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 U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the leader in workforce management for the federal government. Our agency builds, strengthens, and serves a federal workforce of 2.2 million employees with programs like hiring assistance, healthcare and insurance, retirement benefits, and much more. We provide agencies with policies, guidance, and best practices for supporting federal workers, so they can best serve the American people.

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