The Office of Personnel Management will issue final
regulations on the new presidential management fellows
program and the senior presidential management fellows
program by the end of May, OPM has announced.
It said the programs provide individuals with enhanced
earnings potential and improved access to executive-level
jobs, while giving government a powerful recruitment and
Speaking at a meeting of the chief human capital officers
council, director Kay Coles James said the rules would
address pay provisions in recognition of fast-track
promotion of senior fellows to the senior executive
service through non-competitive placement.
The regulations also will permit the payment of recruitment
bonuses and the repayment of student loans, said OPM.
It said James emphasized at the meeting the availability
of higher entry-level salaries for candidates with advanced
degrees who are accepted into the PMF program, and
incentives for mid-career private sector employees who move
into the senior PMF program, such as fast track promotions
and high general schedule salaries.
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