Welcome to theCivilian Personnel Advisory Center's online customer page. This page was developed with the idea that we could put the most common items you need in your day-to-day activities available with the click of your mouse. Our page is set up for use by managers and employees. We want to provide you the best possible support, whether online or in person at our office.

The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) is made up of a team of human resources professionals dedicated to supporting and empowering Soldiers, civilians, families and veterans worldwide in an era of persistent conflict. CPAC's mission is to recruit, develop and sustain a professional civilian workforce through effective, efficient and responsive human resource products and advisory services .

Employment Opportunities

More than 330,000 men and women working in every profession imaginable – are not active duty military, but serve as an integral part of the Army team to support the defense of our nation. For appropriated job opportunities at Fort Buchanan, please visit USA Jobs.

Fort Buchanan CPAC Goals

  • Be a learning and adapting Agency
  • Train and Sustain a Professional Corps (NAF / AF)
  • Production
  • BRAC / In-sourcing
  • Business Enablers & Efficiencies (IT, Budget, Processes)
  • Communicaitons and Customer Services





We recognize the Guard and Reserve are essential to the strength of our nation and the well-being of our communities.
In the highest American tradition, the patriotic men and women of the Guard and Reserve serve voluntarily in an honorable and vital profession. They train to respond to their community and their country in time of need. They deserve the support of every segment of our society.
If these volunteer forces are to continue to serve our nation, increased public understanding is required of the essential role of the Guard and Reserve in preserving our national security.
Therefore, we join other employers in pledging that:
  • We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
  • Our nanagers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve
  • We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring Reservists and Veterans.
  • We will continually recognize and support our country's service members and their families in peace, in crisis, and in war.

NEW Civilian Employee InformationPre-Employment Requirements

  • All new employees must complete an OF 306 and a SF 85 (Security Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) unless a secret/top secret clearance is required.
  • All veterans must provide us with a DD 214 member 4 copy for all periods of active duty service.
  • Veterans receiving compensation for a service connected disability must provide us with a SF 15 and a copy of their VA rating letter (no medical information please).
  • If your position requires a pre-employment physical and/or drug test you will be contacted by your servicing human resources technician to set up an appointment.
  • More pre-employment requirements may be necessary depending on your position. Please check with your servicing human resources technician to make sure all pre-employment requirements are met before giving your current employer notice.

In-Processing Information

The documents listed to the right, under "In-Processing Packet," are all due on the day of your in-Processing (official first day of work). Please print and complete the following but do NOT date the forms. You will date them after you are sworn in.

Retired military will also want to complete the SF-813 (if you are new to federal service).

Current Army employees will only need to provide us with the W4, SF-1199A (DIRECT DEP), HFL 553 (LES MAILING), and a copy of your most recent LES (in order to transfer leave).

Make sure to bring your US Passport, Birth Certificate or Certification of Naturalization paperwork with you to in-processing. US Citizenship is a requirement for ALL Appropriated Fund (AF) federal employment.

In-Processing takes place every Monday morning at the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC), building 2015 N. 4th street and Pendleton Ave., at 7:30 a.m.


For employee benefits information click here.

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