Presidential Management Fellows

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a flagship development program for advanced degree candidates. The program attracts and selects from among the best candidates and is designed to develop a cadre of potential Federal Government leaders. This program is for individuals who have received a qualifying graduate, law, or doctoral-level degree within the preceding two years.

The Social Security Administration is known for its outstanding PMF program that allows Fellows to explore several areas of career interest during rotational assignments over two years. Participants receive training and participate in a wide array of career enhancing activities. Successful program completion can lead to permanent placement within SSA.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the official sponsoring agency for the Federal PMF Program. As the program sponsor, OPM is solely responsible for processing, screening, and selecting finalists for the PMF Program each year. Every year, Social Security reviews the list of PMF finalists to find promising individuals to join our agency. Over the past several years, Social Security has hired Fellows to work in field operations throughout the country and in Headquarters’ offices such as the Office of Disability, the Office of Budget, the Office of Systems, and the Office of Policy.

For more information, visit our Chicago Region PMF profiles page or email the Chicago Region Recruitment Office.