Compensation Matters




July 2016

Volume 22, Issue 3

Table of Contents

  1. From the Chair
  2. Member Meeting
  3. Education
  4. Membership
  5. Mentoring
  6. People on the Move




Couldn't make it to the May Member Meeting?  Check out the May Presentation materials on the website!





Remember: As a CACC Member, you get a free 30-day job posting on the Career Opportunities Section of the website.  Email submissions to [email protected]









As a Member of CACC, you receive discounts on your WorldatWork Classes!






send e-mail to [email protected] to request information on sponsorship opportunities for your company! 






























From the Chair

Hello CACC Members!

I hope that everyone enjoyed our last meeting with Kenny Colbert. He was full of timely and informative legislative updates and gave us lots to think about for 2016!

It's already July (!) and summer schedules are upon us. Remember that we are offering WorldatWork courses July 18 - 19! Details are included below.

Enjoy those vacations, and don't forget to join us August 31st for information and real-life experience dealing with the Affordable Care Act -invite your Benefits folks to join you!

Happy summer,
Megan Blankemeyer, CCP
2016 CACC Chair

 Member Meeting

Please join us for our August 31st, 2016 Member Meeting!  Our featured speaker will be Mr. Robert Kovacs, Vice President of Total Rewards for Compass Group, NA.

Robert will speak about his experience in transitioning a company of over 200,000 associates into the provisions required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  He will share highlights of the journey, including the impact of ACA on administrative costs, Rx costs and ACA out-of-pocket limits, and 2017 benefit costs.

We hope that you can join us. Meeting details and registration information is below.

  • Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
  • Time: 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Location: Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park at 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217
  • Cost: CACC Members are Free; Guests $35

To register for the May Meeting, click here or visit www.caccweb.comYou must be logged in for the registration to receive your member discount. For your convenience, payments can now be made online.

Please register by Noon on Monday, August 29, 2016.  

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sheryl J. Solomon, CCP, SPHR
2016 Member Meeting Director 


Compensation & Benefits Education Courses

Make plans to register! 

Partnering with WorldatWork, 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¿ 

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

July 18 - 19, 2016

C2 Job Analysis, Documentation and Evaluation
B3 Health and Welfare Plans - Plan Types and Administration

October 10 - 11, 2016 

C12 Variable Pay - Improving Performance with Variable Pay
T4 Strategic Communication in Total Rewards

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.


 For more information or to register, contact:

WorldatWork Customer Relations at (877) 951-9191 or visit

Location of CACC Classes: 

Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park (formerly the Charlotte Marriott Executive Park)
5700 Westpark Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: 704 527-9650

Sarah Holmes, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CBP, GRP 

2016 Education Director


 Welcome New Members!

  • Colleen Forness - VP, HR Operations, LendingTree
  • Linda Hendley, PHR, SHRM-CP - Sr. HR Generalist, Mecklenburg EMS Agency
  • Karen Hicks - Compensation Director, Oracle
  • Angelica Martin, PHR - Sr. HR Specialist, Duravant
  • Matthew Rusnak - Director of Compensation and Performance Management, Bank of Norh Carolina

 Benefits to CACC Membership:

  • Quarterly 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;
  • Compensation Matters Newsletter, published quarterly covering hot topics, 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.
  • Acccess to the new CACC LinkedIn group.

Caroline Dellinger
2016 Membership Director


Mentoring program is in full swing for 2016.  For this quarter, I asked Alyssa Williams, a 'mentee' in this year's program, to provide some feedback on how the program is going.  Her mentor is Deborah Beany.

Here is Alyssa's feedback:

"Deb and I have set-up talk times every month since the 1st meeting. We talk for a couple hours and if I have anything going on at work I share it and ask opinions on her experience with the same challenges and/or best practices. She is awesome and very inspiring. We also talk about her current projects since she is a new business consulting on all things compensation on her own. This program has been a great experience, it doesn't take too much time and I'm learning a lot."

As everyone knows, you only get out of something what you put into it.  Our participants in the mentoring program are still going strong!  If you want to be a part of this year's program, it's not too late to join.  Just reach out to me and I will get you connected with someone as either a mentor or mentee. 

 Kris Eddy

2016 Mentoring Director

People on the Move

  • Know any People on the MoveIf you would like to highlight somoene "on the move" in the next newsletter, please contact the CACC Administrator at [email protected].


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Tel: 704.785.4485