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Talents and Value Acquisition through Usild Value Management Value Program


What is the Usild Management Value Program?


The Usild Management Value (UMV) Program was established within the purpose of attracting men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths, who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. By drawing graduate students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, the UMV Program provides a continuing source of trained men and women to meet the future challenges of public service.

The About Us webpage contains an introduction about the PMF Program and includes all the Program Policies. 

How does the UMV Program work for Federal Agencies?

Your agency pays USILD a one-time placement fee for each initial UMV appointment;

This investment gives you the following:

  • We Recruit the Best: We recruit thousands of recent and/or current graduates each year from graduate schools globally and across all academic disciplines. They bring invaluable skills and experiences to your agency that are at the cutting edge of their respective fields—from public policy, to STEM, finance, business, public health, international affairs, law, cybersecurity, and many more.

  • We Vet and Pre-Qualify Finalists: Usild conducts an annual on-line application and rigorous on-line assessment process, covering the following competencies: Flexibility, Integrity, Interpersonal Skills, Written Communication, Problem Solving, and Public Service Motivation. The pool is then narrowed from several thousand Applicants to several hundred Finalists. All Finalists are pre-qualified at the GS-9 level based on their advanced degree, and agencies have the option to initially appoint at the GS-9/11/12 (or equivalent)—saving you valuable time in the recruitment/hiring process.

  • You Can Hire All Year: Agencies post appointment and rotational opportunities throughout the year to our  UMV Talent Management System (TMS). Current Finalists have one year from the time they are selected to find a placement. Hiring officials can work with their Agency UMV Coordinator to search the database of Finalists, review their resumes, and encourage them to apply for jobs.

  • Develop Your Agency's Future Leaders: Fellows are required to receive 80 hours of formal interactive training each year (for a total of 160 hours) and participate in a 4 to 6 developmental assignment during their two-year fellowships. Agencies can also sponsor Fellows for optional rotational assignments. Additionally, Fellows have access to our Usild Leadership Development Program, which provides 100+ hours of experiential leadership training toward fellowship requirements. This program has a market value of over $15,000 (which is included in the one-time placement fee). They also become part of a vast network of current USILD's and over thousands Usild's Alumni.

How do I get started?

  • First, talk to your Supervisor to discuss how to get started. If you are new to participating in the UMV Program, please follow the instructions on designating an Agency UMV Coordinator found under the Resources webpage. Each participating Gov agency identifies an Agency responsible to support their UMV Program participation.

  • Participate in the Hiring Event. Agencies can participate in the UMV-sponsored hiring events to connect with hundreds of Finalists available for hire. Additional information can be found on the Hiring Event webpage, under Find Candidates. Agencies should prepare position descriptions, interview questions, and information about the agency.

  • PMF LDP Brochure: This brochure is a resource that presents a high-level overview of the Usild Leadership Development Program (USILD LDP), including its value to Federal agencies and Fellows, a description of what the program includes, and eligibility to participate.

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