The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center provides the personnel administrative needs of the civilian employees of Fort Novosel. We advise managers and employees about recruitment and placement, classification, and human resource development. We also provide counseling on retirement and health benefits and processing, administration of the awards and appraisal programs, leave administration, and disciplinary and adverse actions.

The labor relations officer deals with individual concerns of the employees, such as negotiations with guidance and assistance in the processing of grievance and appeal actions. The Department of Defense has consolidated and regionalized the civilian personnel functions. Those processes that could be performed offsite have been moved to the South Central Civilian Personnel Operations Center at the Redstone Arsenal.

CPAC monitors the personnel process improvement program that allows managers and administrative personnel access to the personnel records of their assigned employees and electronically request and process personnel actions.

For more information and training on the Hatch Act, whistleblower protection and prohibited personnel practices, visit the u.s. office of special counsel outreach, training and certification website.


Director, Civilian Personnel Advisory Center

John J. Henderson

John J. Henderson was appointed as director, Civilian Personnel Advisory Center at Fort Rucker, Alabama, as an employee of the U.S. Army Civilian Human Resources Agency Oct. 14, 2018. Henderson is a 30-year civil service employee with experience in the Department of the Air Force, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Commissary Agency and most recently served as the Human Resources Officer over the second largest VA Healthcare System in the Department of Veterans Affairs located in Dallas, Texas. He holds a bachelor’s... READ MORE