Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Update Madness - 3 January 2007

So the Office of Personnel Management folks handling the President Management Fellows program finally did something on time for the first time in a year: I received my PMF nomination notice today via e-mail. For those not graduating from a graduate program in spring of '07, OPM delayed the start date and deadline for the PMF application by twice this fall. This has effectively pushed back the entire PMF application process by about two months. It looks like OPM is hoping to make up some of the time by replacing the entire oral assessment component that is used to determine the PMF finalist pool with a longer written assessment (read: more multiple choice questions). I don't know how to feel about this development because I have a notoriously mixed history of test taking - like the 400-point (downward) difference between my first and second crack at the SAT. Or the 790 I scored on the math portion of the GRE, even though I couldn't even crack a B in Elementary Statistics back in undergad. Hopefully this test will turn out more like the latter than the former...

1 comment:

Solomon said...

PMF program???? Ok i'm looking at the next SecDef huh?! Congrats, goodluck and thanks for the backup and scholarly input over on Defense Tech. Much appreciated!