Compensation Matters


January 2013

Volume 19, Issue 1

Table of Contents

  1. From the Chair
  2. Member Meeting
  3. Education
  4. Mentoring
  5. Miscellaneous



  Thank you to our 2013







From the Chair

January 2013 begins a new year of continued activities and events for CACC!  It is also the time in which we as an organization pass the baton to the next Chair of CACC.  I am pleased to pass the baton to Ms. Tracy Solida.  It is also my time to say “THANK YOU” for providing me the opportunity to lead and serve such a wonderful organization!  Serving as Chair of CACC has been an exhilarating, rewarding and tremendous opportunity.  I will continue my membership with CACC and encourage you to consider participating on the Board of CACC or one of its many committees.  To serve is a great personal and professional growth opportunity.

As I conclude my year as Chair, I’d like to highlight a few items:  

  1. CACC was recognized in May by WorldatWork as the 2011 Local Network Association of the Year Award recipients.  We are so appreciative of the honor to host WorldatWork’s CEO, Anne Ruddy, at CACC’s annual business meeting on February 13, 2013. 
  2. The membership collected 10 winter coats and provided $590 in cash to Charlotte Rescue Mission at the November member meetings.  Our organization has done well in supporting the 4 organizations that we have identified for our community outreach activities.  We will continue our community outreach activities for 2013. “Dress for Success Charlotte” is the featured organization for the February annual meeting. 
  3. A special thank you to Karly Allison-Poe, Public Relations Chair, for her hard work and diligence in successfully launching CACC’s new website in December.  Each CACC member should have received their individual member login information.  If we have inadvertently overlooked someone, please contact us at [email protected]
  4. As of January 7, 2013, CACC has a new Administrator.  Please welcome Pam Gilreath of Gilreath Virtual Assistance to CACC.  She will be introduced at the February Membership meeting. 
  5. As a reminder, CACC also has a new address:  It is P.O. Box 32672, Charlotte, NC 28232.  Please direct all correspondence to the new address.

A special thanks to the 2012 Board and Committee members for their dedication and service to CACC.  We look forward to the continued support from the CACC membership, sponsors, Board and Committee members for this new year of 2013. 

Caroline Haynes, SPHR, CCP

2012 CACC Chair

CACC Member Meeting

CACC Member Meeting The Charlotte Area Compensation Council is very pleased to announce that in recognition for being named WorldatWork’s Local Network Association of the Year for 2011 we have been offered the opportunity to have Anne Ruddy, CCP, President and CEO of WorldatWork as our speaker at our Annual Meeting in February. Anne’s topic will be “Total Rewards Career Development: How High Performers Make It to the Top.” Anne will share the findings of The WorldatWork 2012 Total Rewards Professionals’ Career Census and discuss the attributes, competencies and experiences that are essential to move ahead in your organization and profession.


  • Registration and breakfast buffet
  • Networking
  • Organization Business
  • Speaker from Dress for Success Charlotte
  • Legal Update
  • Anne Ruddy presentation

Please mark your calendars and register now for this important meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
  • Time: 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Location: The Marriott Executive Park Hotel; 5700 Westpark Drive, 
                     Charlotte NC 28217 (Tyvola at I-77)
  • Cost: CACC Members are Free; Guests — $35

Continuing with our Community Outreach efforts we began in 2011, CACC is once again partnering with Dress for Success Charlotte, an organization that promotes economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Members are welcome to donate in a variety of ways including: monetary, gift cards for office supply stores, paper products and new or gently used professional apparel. Specific details will be provided in the upcoming weeks. Click here for more information.

Click here to register!  You must be logged in for the registration to receive your member discount. You can find Anne Ruddy’s bio on the event page by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Please register by noon on Monday, February 11, 2013.


CACC sponsors WorldatWork Certification Courses to help our members achieve their professional certifications; specifically, the CCP, CBP and GRP certifications granted by WorldatWork. Our objective is to allow members to achieve certification in a less than 5 year period without having to leave the Charlotte area. Click here for the course brochure which includes details, such as, pricing and location. You can register via the WorldatWork website by clicking here.

2013 Course Schedule

April 15 – 16, 2013
B1: Regulatory Environments for Benefits Programs 
T1: Total Rewards Management

July 15 – 16, 2013
C17: Market Pricing - Conducting a Competitive Pay Analysis 
W4: Organization Culture Change - A Work-Life Perspective

October 7 – 8, 2013
C2: Job Analysis, Documentation and Evaluation 
T3: Quantitative Methods


The CACC Mentoring Program provides a unique way to bring members together for a learning experience. Over the past few years we have received several testimonials to validate the benefit and importance of providing this program to our membership. We encourage you to consider becoming a mentor and share your knowledge, or become a mentee and learn from an experienced professional.

We will have our "kick-off" meeting on Monday, February 25th  from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at Piedmont Natural Gas. 

During this meeting, you will be introduced in the program and will have an opportunity to meet the other mentees and mentors.  As we have done successfully in the past, we will have a "speed dating" round so that the mentees and mentors can interact one-on-one.  Details on the Mentee / Mentor selection and pairing will be explained during the kick-off meeting.

Please contact Jean Gilreath if you are interested in participating in the program and attending the 2013 Kick-Off Meeting.  Calendar invites will be sent to participates and if you have a conflict with the date, please let Jean know.

  • Date:  Monday, February 25, 2013
  • Time:  5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Mingle / Heavy Appetizers
               6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Mentor/Mentee Interaction
  • Place: Piedmont Natural Gas
               Piedmont Row Drive, South Park Area



Contact: [email protected]
Tel: 704.785.4485