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 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. The CPAC office is responsible for recruiting, retaining and sustaining a high quality volunteer force through innovative and effective enterprise solutions and ensures human resources readiness of the Total Army across the full spectrum of operations.

Employment Opportunities

More than 330,000 civillian men and women working in every profession imaginable and serve as an integral part of the Army team to support the defense of our nation. For appropriated job opportunities at Fort Irwin, please visit Army Civilian Service and USA Jobs.

Civilian New Employee Information

Onbarding documents are completed online via USASTAFFING as an extension of the tentative and final job offer process.

In-Processing Information

Make sure to bring two forms of identification as stated on the I-9 form instructions and included in your final job offer email, such as your US Passport, Birth Certificate or Certification of Naturalization paperwork with you to in-processing. US Citizenship must be verified as it is a requirement for ALL Appropriated Fund (AF) federal employment.

In-Processing takes place every other Monday morning at the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC), building 312 E Ave and Langford Lake., at 08:00 AM.


For employee benefits information Click here for the Army Benefits Center link or Click here for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) link

Human Resource Links

CPAC and Management Collaboration

Supplemental Information:

What is the difference between eligibility and qualifications?


Army Civilian Resources


Taking a Job Overseas & Return Rights

Supplemental Information:

Information for Nondisplaced Employees with Return Rights: Priority Placement Program Fact

Sheet: https://www.dcpas.osd.mil/Content/Documents/PPP-NDOS%20with%20RR.pdf

 AR 690-300 Employment: https://armypubs.army.mil/epubs/DR_pubs/DR_a/pdf/web/ARN4491_AR690-300_FINAL_FOR_THE_WEB.pdf 

Special Hiring Authorities

Supplemental Information:

OPM Hiring Information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/hiring-authorities/ ⚠

 Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/veterans/special-hiring-authorities/#content  

 Internship, Recent Graduates, and Presidential Management Fellows Programs: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/#url=Overview  

 Spouses of Active Duty Military Members:  https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/spouses-of-active-duty-military-members/#content  

Derived Preference for Family Members of Veterans: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/family-members-of-veterans/derived-preference/#content  

 Special Hiring Authorities for Family Members: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/family-members-of-veterans/special-hiring-authorities-for-family-members/#content