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OPM botches Presidential Management Fellows finalist notification

The Office of Personnel Management sent approximately 300 semifinalists in the Presidential Management Fellows program two contradictory e-mail messages — one saying they were not finalists and one saying they were, Federal Times reports.

An administrative error caused the automated notification system to send incorrect responses to about a quarter of the semifinalists, according to a statement by Angela Bailey, OPM's associate director of employee services. The program office caught the error the next day and sent a new message to the 300 applicants who had incorrectly been told they were finalists, according to Federal Times.

The program awards two-year paid fellowships at federal agencies to students with advanced degrees. At the end of two years, fellows can become full-time employees.

Posted by FCW Staff on Feb 13, 2012 at 12:56 PM

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