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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

    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 5215 UTSA Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78249
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    STXCaBA Mixer Social Event

    Join the STXCABA at our first 2024 mixer! This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about your fellow STXCABA members, while sharing compensation & benefit practices. Learn what other professionals are doing in their organizations and discover new ways of implementation that may work for you.

    DOOR PRIZES, FOOD, FUN & PICKLEBALL!

    Please note, we will be having appetizers served for the event.  Any additional food or beverages will be at your expense.  We have reserved the Outdoor Bier Garden for our social event. There will be cornhole, giant Jenga and giant Connect-4 to play games and keep the fun going.  

    Bonus, for attending! You will get three additional entries into the TTRC Drawing to be held later in June. This drawing is held for our members to win a free ticket to the Texas Total Rewards Conference in August, right here in San Antonio.

    • 18 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting

    You will learn how compensation professionals can optimize Return to Office (RTO) strategies using the Five Elements of Total Rewards. We will discuss adaptive compensation models for in-office and remote employees to enhance recruitment and retention, innovative benefits such as commuting and care support to boost morale and engagement, and strategies to mitigate proximity bias ensuring hybrid and remote workers receive due recognition. Moreover, we will evaluate adjustments in well-being benefits tailored to various RTO policies and dissect the effects of RTO on career development opportunities, especially for junior staff, to ensure equitable professional growth across all working modalities. This exploration will provide actionable insights for you as a compensation professional in navigating the complex dynamics of RTO. 

    Presenter:

    Dr. Gleb Tsipursky was lauded as “Office Whisperer" and "Hybrid Expert"  by The New York Times for helping compensation leaders use hybrid work to improve retention and productivity while cutting costs. He serves as the CEO of the future-of-work consultancy Disaster Avoidance Experts. Dr. Gleb wrote the first book on returning to the office and leading hybrid teams after the pandemic, his best-seller Returning to the Office and Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams  (Intentional Insights, 2021). He authored seven books in total, and is best known for his global bestseller, Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Career Press, 2019). His cutting-edge thought leadership was featured in over 650 articles and 550 interviews in Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, USA Today, CBS News, Fox News, Time, Business Insider, Fortune, The New York Times, and elsewhere. His writing was translated into Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Korean, French, Vietnamese, German, and other languages. His expertise comes from over 20 years of consulting, coaching, and speaking and training, for Fortune 500 companies from Aflac to Xerox. It also comes from over 15 years in academia as a behavioral scientist, with 8 years as a lecturer at UNC-Chapel Hill and 7 years as a professor at Ohio State. A proud Ukrainian American, Dr. Gleb lives in Columbus, Ohio.

    • 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


    While you are here for the TTRC, we encourage anyone who is working towards their CCP or CBP Certifications to consider staying a few extra days and joining us for the following courses - 


    WorldatWork:Accounting & Finance for the HR Professional


    WorldatWork: Health & Welfare Plans- Plan Types & Administration






    • 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

    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

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        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®).



          • 19 Sep 2024
          • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
          • Painting With A Twist - 8910 Bandera Rd, Ste 205 San Antonio NW, TX 78250


          STXCaBA Painting with a Twist Social & Fundraiser

          We hope you'll join us for a fun social event.  This is open to anyone interested, both members and non-members alike.  It's a great way to wind down after a busy day of work and just relax while enjoying a painting.  

          This event is a fundraiser event to help support the South Texas Compensation & Benefits Association.

          Please note that Painting With a Twist classes are NOT serious art lessons, but are intended for you to RELAX, HAVE FUN, and leave with an AWESOME piece of artwork! BYOB adult beverage and snacks. We provide cups & corkscrews. We do not provide ice or eating or serving utensils, so please bring them with you.


          Register here - https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/sanantonio-nw/event/3699891/

          • 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 over 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

          16 May 2024 Follow Up-DOL Final Rule on FLSA Changes!
          15 May 2024 Southwest Benefits Association 48th Annual Conference
          18 Apr 2024 2024 San Antonio Area Wage and Benefit Survey Results
          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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