PGM
International Honor Society in Social Sciences
The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

MEMBERSHIP IS AN EMPLOYMENT PLUS

Membership in Pi Gamma Mu may affect the Civil Service rating at which a person enters Federal Service.  Preferential treatment for honor society members was granted by the US Civil Service in 1973 and is continuing.  A letter from the US Civil Service states, “Membership in a national honorary society meets one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level in numerous professional and technical occupations in the Federal service.  However, applicants must meet all of the requirements as described in the particular Federal Job Announcement covering the position for which they apply.”

Someone with a bachelor’s degree and no experience is eligible to begin work at GS-5.  However, if they have a bachelor’s degree and are members of an Association of College Honor Societies’ honor society, persons are eligible for a GS-7.  This is at the discretion of the individual department or agency and is not automatic.  The increase in salary from GS-5 to GS-7 may be as much as $3,300.

Instances of the specific requirements are those for tax and legal occupations. There the basic requirement for GS-7 positions can be a bachelor’s degree and “membership in a national honorary scholastic society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.”  Pi Gamma Mu has been a member of ACHS since 1953.

Honor society membership may also be a factor in obtaining a GS-9 rating.  In addition, other employers look for honor society status on your resume.  Membership in Pi Gamma Mu is a valuable asset.   

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Anytime you move, such as after graduation, please notify the Pi Gamma Mu office immediately.  This will prevent your mailings from being interrupted or discontinued.  The International Social Science Review is not forwarded by the post office, so we don't know if you receive it.  Just mail a change of address card, post card, letter, email (executivedirector@pigammamu.org) or go to our website (www.pigammamu.org) to change your address information.  We need your name, as well as your old and new address.

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