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We believe that we add value to our profession by having an organization supporting San Antonio and local surrounding areas, one which brings Compensation and Benefits professionals together. 


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About STXCABA

The South Texas Compensation and Benefits Association (STXCABA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization affiliated with WorldatWork's group partnership network. We have members comprised of professionals employed by businesses throughout San Antonio and the surrounding areas.

This professional organization is dedicated to: the exchange of ideas regarding compensation and benefits trends and best practices; promoting the compensation and benefits field by developing partnerships with other Human Resource associations; and providing educational and professional development opportunities for compensation and benefits practitioners throughout the San Antonio and surrounding areas.

STXCABA holds regular meetings to provide a forum for members and guests to attend informative presentations from leading-edge HR professionals, exchange ideas and information, and share innovative programs.

  Corporate Sponsorship

    If you're interested in annual sponsorship into the South Texas                      Compensation & Benefits Association, our sponsorship benefits include:
  • The opportunity to have your corporate name in front of a targeted audience of Compensation professionals from leading San Antonio companies.
  • Your company logo placed on our website showing your commitment and support to our Compensation Professionals in the San Antonio and surrounding areas.
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Upcoming events

    • 18 Apr 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Paesanos 1604
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    2024 San Antonio Area Wage and Benefit Survey Results

    Join STXCABA as Dr. Stephen Werling, President of Werling Associates, Inc. presents the results of the 2024 San Antonio Area Wage and Benefit Survey.

    Date:  April 18, 2024
    Time:  Noon- 1:30 p.m.
    Location:  Paesanos 1604, 3622 Paesanos Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78231

    This meeting is $40 for STXCABA members (cost of lunch only) and open to guests for just $60. Thank you! We are venturing into expanding into a more Total Rewards approach and hope you'll share this event with other Total Rewards professionals.


    Speakers:

    Dr. Stephen Werling, President Werling Associates, Inc.

    Werling Associates, Inc. was founded in 1986 by Stephen E. Werling, DBA, SPHR who serves as President of the firm. Dr. Werling has a wealth of knowledge in the fields of compensation and incentive system design, as well as, skill-based selection processes, performance management, strategic human resource management and other technical human resource fields. Dr. Werling has over 30 years of administrative and instructional experience at the university level.


    In 1987 Werling Associates, Inc. started conducting salary surveys in the San Antonio area. Since 1995, we have conducted the San Antonio Area Wage & Benefit Survey which is the most comprehensive wage and benefit survey in the San Antonio area. We also conduct several other salary surveys including: Texas Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration and Education (TSHHRAE) and San Antonio Not-For-Profit Wage and Benefit Survey.


    WorldatWork Recertification CE Approved!* 

    This event will now provide HRCI & SHRM certification/ recertification credits.  We hope to see you there.

    *This event qualifies for recertification credit for the Certified Compensation Professional® (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), Certified Sales Compensation Professional (CSCP)® and Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP)® designations granted by WorldatWork. For more information on recertification, visit the WorldatWork recertification webpage at https://www.worldatwork.org/certification/recertification.

    • 15 May 2024
    • 17 May 2024
    • San Antonio, Texas at the Grand Hyatt



    Come Celebrate with SWBA at Benefits Fiesta -Celebrating Successful Solutions!

    At the SouthWest Benefits Conference, you can celebrate the Benefits Industry with other professionals and learn new strategies and successful solutions to you address the latest benefits challenges. Topics will include the latest Legislative Updates, Hot Topics in Retirement Plans, Health and Welfare Plan Updates, Post Pandemic Workforce Planning Issues, Cost Containment, Fiduciary Training, Litigation Issues, Retention Strategies, The Economy's the Impact on Benefits...and so much more! To learn more about this opportunity the button below!

    STXCABA members receive a $100 discount to this event. Please email jonathan.leija@swri.org or laura.hill@biobridgeglobal.org for discount code.

    Register

    • 16 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual Event

    Please visit us at a later to for more information. 

    • 6 Jun 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • 7 Jun 2024
    • 4:30 PM
    • Courtyard SA Riverwalk

    World at Work Certification Course

    Live sessions run from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST

    W@W Member Price: $1,350 | Non Member Price: $1,929

    Help your organization compete for and win top talent by learning to build market-related salary structures and packages.

    This course provides a consistent and effective methodology for conducting a competitive pay analysis. Plus, you’ll learn how to evaluate how your approach supports your organization’s hiring and retention goals, and compensation strategy. 

    Market Pricing: Conducting a Competitive Pay Analysis is ideal for HR and compensation professionals responsible for salary benchmarking and compensation program development. It is also well suited to professionals who lead programs in Total Rewards, compensation and benefits, as well as people leaders who want to better understand market pricing.

    During this two-day course, you will:

    • How to design a total rewards program, including a base-pay structure.
    • Market pricing and business strategy, including, compensation philosophy, market position, and business life cycle.
    • Market-based pay versus a pure market pricing approach – and the pros and cons of market-based job evaluations and pay design.
    • Understanding salary survey data so you’ll know which options are most relevant for your business and employees.  
    • Leveraging salary survey data via aging, blending, adding a premium, weighting, modeling, and regression analysis.

    Course Credit Information: This course exam is a requirement for those pursuing a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®) and Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®) designations from WorldatWork. In addition, continuing education and recertification credits are available from WorldatWork, HRCI and SHRM for this course.

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    Course Location

    Courtyard SA Riverwalk, 207 N. St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205

    Book your hotel at the STXCABAs group rate!

    Click on the link below to take advantage of the special rate of $179 USD a night!

    Courtyard SA Riverwalk Hotel

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    Speaker:


      Speaker Bio:

      Tony Magaro is the Vice President of Human Resources for Southwest Research Institute. He enjoys the world of compensation and the advantages it may provide to organizations as it impacts virtually all HR functions. 

      Tony is a certified professional in Human Resources and maintains his CCP, CBP, GRP SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications.


        • 11 Aug 2024
        • 4:00 PM
        • 13 Aug 2024
        • 4:30 PM
        • San Antonio, Texas at the Embassy Suites on the Riverwalk

        The Texas Total Reward is holding their annual conference August 11 - August 13, 2024 right here, in San Antonio, Texas. Join them for the region's premier Total Rewards industry education and networking event. This conference is designed by leading Total Rewards executives. Sessions are built to address real-world issues and feature nationally recognized subject matter experts. Join TTRC and learn from those who have successfully implemented solutions to the most challenging Total Rewards challenges. 

        The conference is local and will be held at the Embassy Suites on the Riverwalk! To learn more about the event, click here.

        • 14 Aug 2024
        • 8:30 AM
        • 15 Aug 2024
        • 4:30 PM
        • Courtyard SA Riverwalk

        World at Work Certification Course

        Live sessions run from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST

        W@W Member Price: $1,350 | Non Member Price: $1,929

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        Make better HR decisions by gaining essential knowledge about finance and accounting practices and goals.

         

        This course provides an overview of U.S. accounting regulations and practices and essential knowledge that will enable you to work effectively with the fiscal side of your business.

         

        Accounting and Finance for the HR Professional is designed for HR professionals who want to acquire actionable knowledge in organizational accounting and finance for better decision-making.

         

        During this two-day course, you will:

        • Learn the key financial components of a corporate annual report.
        • Understand the relationships between the HR, finance and accounting departments.
        • See the measures and processes for assessing a company’s financial health.
        • Learn the importance of cash flow to the company and its shareholders.
        • Find out about the methods for financing a business and the issues related to financial planning.

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          Course Location

          Courtyard SA Riverwalk, 207 N. St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205

          Book your hotel at the STXCABAs group rate!

          Click on the link below to take advantage of the special rate of $179 USD a night!

          Courtyard SA Riverwalk Hotel

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          Speaker:


            Speaker Bio:

            Michael Namie is currently the Greater Americas Learning & Development Operations Manager for Intel. Mike started his career in accounting and finance working as a CPA for a Big Five Public Accounting firm and a computer distributor in Phoenix, Arizona. Mike then moved to Intel where he has been the last 25+ years, spending six of that in finance management, five in compensation and benefits, four in HR Services, four in Global Talent Acquisition three working on M&A for Corporate Real Estate and now 2 in Learning and Development. Mike has a BS in Accounting and an MBA from Arizona State University. While in compensation, Mike worked on the design of executive compensation, cash, variable pay and equity for Intel's 100,000 plus employees worldwide. Mike also led the design and implementation of a HR system to track compensation costs for various groups and levels of employees in each of Intel's 60+ countries and he was the lead C&B consultant for Intel's under water option exchange program.


            • 14 Aug 2024
            • 8:30 AM
            • 15 Aug 2024
            • 4:30 PM
            • Courtyard SA Riverwalk


            World at Work Certification Course

            Live sessions run from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST

            W@W Member Price: $1,350 | Non Member Price: $1,929

            Register Now

            Master the fundamentals of selecting and managing employee health and welfare plans for your organization.

            Health and Welfare Plans: Plan Types and Administration covers the entire array of health and welfare plans — from conventional fee-for-service options to the full suite of managed care plans, including health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations (PPOs), and point of service (POS) options. You will dive into the fundamentals of each and learn how to manage them in your organization. Plus, you will learn how effective benefits administration can help improve employee experiences, guide consumers through health care decisions and deliver a competitive advantage when attracting and retaining top talent.

            This course contains U.S.-specific content and is ideal for benefits and HR professionals looking to broaden their knowledge in the benefits field.

            During this two-day course, you will learn:

            • The various types of health and welfare benefits.
            • The different types of medical plans and the characteristics of each.
            • Hear about optional health care benefits and how they can support employees.
            • Learn how consumerism and offering benefits choices can influence employee outcomes.
            • The different types of welfare plans, their provisions, and how these benefits function in a total rewards package.
            • Hear about pay-for-time-not-worked programs and common issues associated with them.
            • The components of health, welfare and other programs in benefits administration.

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            Course Location

            Courtyard SA Riverwalk, 207 N. St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205

            Book your hotel at the STXCABAs group rate!

            Click on the link below to take advantage of the special rate of $179 USD a night!

            Courtyard SA Riverwalk Hotel

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            Speaker:

            Dawn Kalamaras, Vice President, Global Benefits for Wolters Kluwer

              Speaker Bio:

              Dawn Kalamaras is VP, Global Benefits for Wolters Kluwer where she is responsible for the strategic direction, design, and management of global employee benefits for the organization. In addition, Dawn has held Benefits and Total Rewards roles in large, global organizations including consumer products, advertising, financial services, biotech, and education companies. Dawn obtained two certifications from WorldatWork, Certified Benefits Professional (CBP®) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®).



              • 3 Oct 2024
              • 8:30 AM
              • 4 Oct 2024
              • 4:30 PM
              • Courtyard SA Riverwalk


              World at Work Certification Course

              Live sessions run from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST

              W@W Member Price: $1,350 | Non Member Price: $1,929

              Register Now

              Reduce financial and legal risk by learning the U.S. laws and regulations that shape employee compensation programs.

              This course provides an invaluable overview of the federal regulatory requirements that impact the design and administration of compensation programs. Content includes the major federal statutes affecting compensation design and practice, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, and other legislation that protects women, older workers, people with disabilities, veterans and more.

              Regulatory Environments for Compensation Professionals is ideal for professionals seeking to understand and navigate the many major U.S. workplace regulations that relate to employee compensation.

              During this two-day course, you will:

              • See the labor regulations that affect employee compensation disputes.
              • Learn the major federal labor regulations that impact specific types of employers.
              • Examine issues related to the FLSA.
              • Explore discrimination legislation as it relates to compensation.

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              Course Location

              Courtyard SA Riverwalk, 207 N. St. Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205

              Book your hotel at the STXCABAs group rate!

              Click on the link below to take advantage of the special rate of $179 USD a night!

              Courtyard SA Riverwalk Hotel

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              Speaker:

              Manager, Compensation & HR Analytics at Southwest Research Institute

                Speaker Bio:

                Amanda Garcia has 15 years of HR and Compensation experience at Southwest Research Institute, an applied R&D organization of science & technology serving government and industry clients. She oversees the salary administration program and has led the development of career ladders and job guidelines, market pricing, and base pay structures. She has created predictive pay modeling techniques to ensure pay equity and reduce salary compression and is also responsible for leading new HR Analytics efforts to improve recruitment processes, hiring, and employee retention.

                Amanda has a BBA, with a concentration in Human Resource Management, from St. Mary’s University and an MBA from Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She is a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute and a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®) and Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®) through WorldatWork. Amanda is a WorldatWork faculty member.



              Past events

              11 Apr 2024 WorldatWork: Variable Pay: Improving Performance with Variable Pay
              15 Feb 2024 Pay Equity Analysis: Keeping it Legal
              14 Dec 2023 Holiday Social - December 2023
              16 Nov 2023 Fundamentals of FLSA & Exemptions
              9 Nov 2023 WorldatWork: C3E - Quantitative Principles in Compensation Management
              20 Aug 2023 Texas Total Rewards Conference - DFW 2023
              9 Aug 2023 Houston W@W Course: Retirement Plans: Design Considerations & Administration
              8 Aug 2023 Defeating the Four Horsemen of the Mandated Return to Office for Compensation Professionals: Employee Resistance, Attrition, Quiet Quitting, and Loss of DEI
              20 Jun 2023 Aging Executives & Compensatory Thoughts on Succession Strategies
              13 Jun 2023 Employee Benefits Whiteboard Event Hosted by Brown & Brown
              12 Jun 2023 WorldatWork - Total Rewards '23 - San Diego, CA
              18 Apr 2023 2023 San Antonio Area Wage and Benefit Survey Results | SACA Luncheon
              21 Feb 2023 Pay Transparency, Pay Equity, Reward & Recognition Event
              13 Dec 2022 Holiday Social - December 2022
              11 Oct 2022 HSAs with Marco
              13 Sep 2022 Martini Lunch - Covering Complicated Compensation Questions using a Martini
              16 Aug 2022 Managing Pay Equity: Can we finally fix the problem!
              19 Apr 2022 2022 San Antonio Area Wage and Benefit Survey Results | SACA Virtual Meeting
              8 Feb 2022 SACA February 2022 Meeting - "Women in Leadership: The Data and What Organizations (and You!) Can Do"
              14 Dec 2021 2021 SACA Holiday Social
              12 Oct 2021 October 2021 Meeting - Compensation Trends for San Antonio
              17 Aug 2021 SACA August 2021 Meeting - "Women in Leadership: The Data and What Organizations (and You!) Can Do"
              8 Jun 2021 June 2021 Meeting - "Winning the Benefits Battle"
              20 Apr 2021 2021 San Antonio Area Wage and Benefit Survey Results | SACA Virtual Meeting
              9 Feb 2021 February 9 Virtual Event | Jump-starting Sales for 2021
              8 Dec 2020 2020 SACA Members Virtual Holiday Social
              30 Oct 2020 SACA Board Meeting
              13 Oct 2020 Change Leadership and a Comprehensive Market Review of Pay | October Virtual Meeting
              26 Jun 2020 SACA Board Meeting
              16 Jun 2020 Free Webinar for SACA Members! COVID-19 Total Rewards Strategies and Challenges – Open Discussion


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