The President’s Management Council Interagency Rotation Program; Program Overview

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To maximize effectiveness and broaden perspectives and potential, Federal agencies should invest in and emphasize career development. The Federal Government must continue to prepare its talent for challenges on the horizon.

In 2011, the President’s Management Council (PMC) and the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council launched the PMC Interagency Rotation Program to bolster cross-agency exposure for high-potential GS 13-15s. Agency representatives designed the program and provide both participants and rotational opportunities.

The PMC Interagency Rotation Program strengthens agency collaboration, facilitates best practice sharing across Departments, and builds a pipeline of emerging leaders who possess a broad understanding of the varied missions across the Federal Government.

Program Objectives

The PMC Interagency Rotation Program enables emerging Federal leaders to expand their management skills, broaden their organizational experience, and foster networks they can leverage in the future. Specifically, the program aims to:

  • Expand “joint duty” experience through meaningful 6-month interagency rotations for high-potential GS 13-15s, either within or outside their current area of expertise.
  • Cultivate a diverse rising generation of executive talent with broad organizational exposure.
  • Conduct related cohort programming to offer wide-ranging opportunities to learn about other agencies and foster networks across the Federal Government.
  • Develop a collaborative, cross-agency effort to reduce barriers to interagency mobility.

Program Components

  • Based in Washington, DC.
  • 6-month assignments at the participant’s current grade level.
  • Agencies select participants and identify rotational assignments; with input from participants and host supervisors, project team matches candidates to assignments.

Participating Organizations

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Energy
  • General Services Administration
  • Homeland Security
  • Interior
  • Justice
  • Labor
  • NASA
  • Office of Personnel Management
  • Transportation
  • Treasury
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council
  • Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council
  • Performance Improvement Council (PIC)
  • President’s Management Advisory Board (PMAB)



Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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