Pathways Programs     Recruiting and HiringStudents and Recent Graduates      into Federal Careers
Pathways Programs• Presidential Executive Order 13562  created Pathways Programs to recruit,  hire, develop, and retain st...
Pathways Programs (Cont’d)• Goals:  – Offer clear paths to:     • Paid internships for students and     • Careers for rece...
Internship Program• Goal:  – Provide students with paid opportunities to    work and explore Federal careers while still  ...
Internship Program (Cont’d)• Interns may:  – Work full- or part-time  – Be hired on a temporary basis for up to    one yea...
Internship Program (Cont’d)• Open to current students enrolled at  least half-time in a variety of programs:  – High-schoo...
Internship Program (Cont’d)• Interns receive opportunities to:  – Build work skills and experience  – Learn from a profess...
Recent Graduates Program• Goal:  – Provide recent graduates opportunities to    apply academic training and knowledge in a...
Recent Graduates         Program (Cont’d)• Recent Graduates receive opportunities to:  – Build work skills and experience ...
Recent Graduates       Program (Cont’d)– Learn from an assigned mentor– Participate in formal training– Be evaluated durin...
Recent Graduates         Program (Cont’d)• Open to individuals who have completed  a qualifying educational program within...
Recent Graduates        Program (Cont’d)Recent Graduates may be converted to apermanent or time-limited position (1 -4year...
Presidential Management    Fellows (PMF) Program• Goal:  – Match graduate students with exciting and    meaningful Federal...
PMF Program (Cont’d)• Federal Government’s premier  leadership development program for  graduate and professional degree  ...
PMF Program (Cont’d)• Presidential Management Fellows receive  opportunities to:  – Work on challenging developmental proj...
PMF Program (Cont’d)• PMF Finalists:  • Have the opportunity to obtain a 2-year    appointment as a Fellow and  • May be n...
PMF Program (Cont’d)• Open to individuals who:  – Are currently completing an advanced    degree program, or  – Completed ...
Finding Pathways PositionsPathways positions and hiring events willbe posted on USAJOBS.gov                               ...
Finding Pathways         Positions (Cont’d)• PMF Program  – Opportunities announced annually    through USAJOBS, late summ...
Finding PathwaysPositions (Cont’d)     www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads                                        21
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Pathways Transition Period• Agencies can begin using the Pathways  Programs starting on July 10, 2012• Until that date, ag...
Transition Period (Cont’d)• Provided they remain eligible, current  STEPs and SCEPs will be transitioned to  the Internshi...
Pathways Resources• For more information:  – www.opm.gov/hiringreform/pathways  – www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads  – www....
Contact               Julie SaadU.S. Office of Personnel Management         pathways@opm.gov            pmf@opm.gov       ...
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  1. 1. Pathways Programs Recruiting and HiringStudents and Recent Graduates into Federal Careers
  2. 2. Pathways Programs• Presidential Executive Order 13562 created Pathways Programs to recruit, hire, develop, and retain students and recent graduates: – Internship Program – Recent Graduates Program – Presidential Management Fellows Program 3
  3. 3. Pathways Programs (Cont’d)• Goals: – Offer clear paths to: • Paid internships for students and • Careers for recent graduates – Provide training and career development for individuals starting their Federal careers 4
  4. 4. Internship Program• Goal: – Provide students with paid opportunities to work and explore Federal careers while still in school
  5. 5. Internship Program (Cont’d)• Interns may: – Work full- or part-time – Be hired on a temporary basis for up to one year, or an indefinite period – Be converted to a permanent or time- limited position (1- 4 years) 6
  6. 6. Internship Program (Cont’d)• Open to current students enrolled at least half-time in a variety of programs: – High-school/GED – Vocational – Technical – Undergraduate – Graduate – Professional 7
  7. 7. Internship Program (Cont’d)• Interns receive opportunities to: – Build work skills and experience – Learn from a professional workforce – Receive on-the-job training – Explore different Federal occupations 8
  8. 8. Recent Graduates Program• Goal: – Provide recent graduates opportunities to apply academic training and knowledge in a professional job 9
  9. 9. Recent Graduates Program (Cont’d)• Recent Graduates receive opportunities to: – Build work skills and experience – Learn from a professional workforce – Gain experience in their chosen field and pursue a long-term career 10
  10. 10. Recent Graduates Program (Cont’d)– Learn from an assigned mentor– Participate in formal training– Be evaluated during their first year 11
  11. 11. Recent Graduates Program (Cont’d)• Open to individuals who have completed a qualifying educational program within the preceding 2 years – Exceptions for: • Certain veterans • Individuals who completed educational programs after December 27, 2010 12
  12. 12. Recent Graduates Program (Cont’d)Recent Graduates may be converted to apermanent or time-limited position (1 -4years) 13
  13. 13. Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program• Goal: – Match graduate students with exciting and meaningful Federal opportunities and build future Federal leaders 14
  14. 14. PMF Program (Cont’d)• Federal Government’s premier leadership development program for graduate and professional degree candidates for more than 30 years – Preserves the PMF Program and increases flexibility, for example: • Individuals may self-nominate • Expands applicant eligibility window 15
  15. 15. PMF Program (Cont’d)• Presidential Management Fellows receive opportunities to: – Work on challenging developmental projects – Work in multiple agencies – Receive formal mentorship, professional training, and evaluations – Network with current and future leaders – Gain experience in their chosen field and pursue a long-term career 16
  16. 16. PMF Program (Cont’d)• PMF Finalists: • Have the opportunity to obtain a 2-year appointment as a Fellow and • May be non-competitively converted to a permanent or time-limited position (1-4 years) 17
  17. 17. PMF Program (Cont’d)• Open to individuals who: – Are currently completing an advanced degree program, or – Completed the educational requirements for an advanced degree within the preceding two years 18
  18. 18. Finding Pathways PositionsPathways positions and hiring events willbe posted on USAJOBS.gov 19
  19. 19. Finding Pathways Positions (Cont’d)• PMF Program – Opportunities announced annually through USAJOBS, late summer/early-fall – See www.pmf.gov for more information 20
  20. 20. Finding PathwaysPositions (Cont’d) www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads 21
  21. 21. Finding PathwaysPositions (Cont’d) 22
  22. 22. Finding PathwaysPositions (Cont’d) 23
  23. 23. Pathways Transition Period• Agencies can begin using the Pathways Programs starting on July 10, 2012• Until that date, agencies may continue to hire using existing student employment programs – SCEP and STEP 24
  24. 24. Transition Period (Cont’d)• Provided they remain eligible, current STEPs and SCEPs will be transitioned to the Internship Program – Agencies will have 6 months from the date the regulations are effective to do this – During the 6-month transition period, OPM waives the agency MOU requirement for the Internship and PMF Programs, but it remains in effect for Recent Graduates
  25. 25. Pathways Resources• For more information: – www.opm.gov/hiringreform/pathways – www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads – www.usajobsrecruit.gov – www.pmf.gov – Social Media: • Pathways Twitter • PMF Facebook 26
  26. 26. Contact Julie SaadU.S. Office of Personnel Management pathways@opm.gov pmf@opm.gov (202) 606-1040 27

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