Compensation Matters



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July 2018

Volume 24, Issue 4

Table of Contents

  1. From the Chair
  2. Member Meeting
  3. Education
  4. Membership



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From the Chair

Stephanie Oberg
2018 CACC Chair

Happy fall y'all! October is here, which begins the 4th quarter of the calendar year. For many of us, we are in the midst of conducting benefits open enrollment, reviewing year-end bonuses, finalizing budgets, communicating pay changes and/or completing several other projects and initiatives.
A recent WorldatWork Survey reported that nearly half of those surveyed felt that communication was something organizations do well to improve perceptions of reward fairness. Coincidentally, that same group felt communication was the cause for eroded perceptions of rewards fairness.
We can see why communication is so important!
Join us at our next member meeting on November 7th as Willis Towers Watson discusses their Total Rewards Optimization Tool that can help companies maximize their ROI by evaluating reward offerings against employees' behavior and values.  The head of benefits from Wells Fargo will also be joining us to speak to a case study on how the Total Rewards Optimization Tool helped their organization. We will have an opportunity to pair this analysis with how best to communicate with employees. After all, once we identify the optimum total rewards package for employees, we should want to share the news!
Hope to see you there!

Stephanie Oberg, PHR, SHRM-CP
2018 CACC Chair

 Member Meeting

Our next member meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 7 from 8:00 - 10:30 am at The Employers Association, 3020 W Arrowood Rd, Charlotte, NC 28273. Kim Evatt from Willis Towers Watson will join us to discuss the purpose and features of their Total Rewards Optimization Tool.  This will be followed by Elli Dai, Head of Benefits for Wells Fargo, to speak to a case study of how this type of analysis was utilized at Wells Fargo, and benefits and findings the company implemented.

Please register HERE by noon on Monday, November 5.

If you are interested in Sponsoring CACC, now is the time! Our members represent an array of companies across the Greater Charlotte Region - what better way to increase exposure to your organization, while building your professional network. We have 3 Sponsorship tiers starting at $500 up to $1,000. Its an affordable investment with a high value return. If you are interested in learning more, please contact CACC Chair, Stephanie Oberg at [email protected].

2018 CACC Board of Directors


Chris Gilreath, CBAP
2018 Education Director

Make plans to register!
2019 Compensation & Benefits Education Courses

T2 - Accounting & Finance May 13-14, 2019
B2 - Retirement Plans May 13-14, 2019

B3A - Health and Welfare Plans July 8-9, 2019
C2 - Job Analysis, Documentation & Evaluation July 8-9, 2019

C8 - Business Acumen Oct 14-15, 2019
T4 - Strategic Communication Oct 14-15, 2019

Space is limited, so sign up now for WorldatWork Courses Sponsored by the Charlotte Area Compensation Council. All classes include breakfast & lunch!

Course Delivery Method

CACC Member Pricing

WorldatWork Member Pricing   (non CACC member)

WorldatWork Non-Member Pricing   (non CACC member)

2 Day Course   with Exam

10% discount off WorldatWork rate



2 Day Course   without Exam




  Prices subject to change without notice.

CACC is committed to providing the compensation and benefits professionals within our community the tools, resources and quality education for you to succeed.  The WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals provides HR professionals worldwide with six prestigious designations in key areas of total rewards: compensation, benefits and work-life.

Already started? Review the Certification Status page to see your progress on the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals' designations.

Not certified? Take the first step to enhancing your professional future... 

For more information or to register, contact:
WorldatWork Customer Relations at (877) 951-9191 or visit

Location of 2019 CACC Classes!
The Employers Association
3020 West Arrowood Rd
Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: 704-522-8011

Chris Gilreath, CBAP
2018 Education Director


Niki Johnson
2018 Membership Director

It's an exciting time in the land of Compensation and a great year for CACC.    However, none of this would be possible without members like you.  Thank you for your continued support.

Welcome New Members! Please take a moment to drop a line/email/text/snap/DM or whatever makes you happiest to our latest members to introduce yourself.  I am certain they would love to hear from existing members and have an opportunity to connect.  Our newest members are:

  • Susan Cook, Manager Sales Reporting at Baker & Taylor
  • Robert Lucas, PHR, HR Supervisor at City of Charlotte - CMPD

CACC has great member benefits.  Please feel free to share the list below with your colleagues or networks or invite them as a guest to our next meeting.

Benefits to CACC Membership:

  • (4) Member Meetings that provide networking opportunities as well as continuing education on current topics and practice trends;
  • WorldatWork Certification Courses, offered locally with a price discount for members to help you achieve, and maintain, your CCP or CBP certification;
  • Access to the CACC LinkedIn group (CACC - Charlotte Area Compensation Council on LinkedIn);
  • Compensation Matters Newsletter, published quarterly covering upcoming events and CACC news;
  • Semi-Annual Social Networking Event, that gives members the opportunity to meet in an informal social setting, held at various locations;
  • The CACC Website [] for easy access to member information, calendars, member meetings, and job postings;
  • The CACC Membership Directory for contacting and networking with other CACC members; and
  • The Annual Membership Needs Survey to ensure that members have direct input into the planning and scheduling of programs and events.

You can renew your membership on the CACC website, or by contacting the CACC administrator [email protected].

Know any People on the Move? If you would like to highlight someone "on the move" in the next CACC - Charlotte Area Compensation Council newsletter, please contact the CACC Administrator at [email protected].

Again, your continued membership and your support of CACC makes a world of a difference - and we thank you!

Niki Johnson
2018 Membership Director

Contact: [email protected]
Tel: 704.785.4485