San Antonio Compensation Association
Constitution and Bylaws
Amended January 1, 2009
Article 1: NameThe name of the organization is the San Antonio Compensation Association, also referred to as SACA.
Article 2: Purpose/Mission StatementSACA is committed to providing a professional medium for the exchange of best practices, ideas and trends common to those in the profession; promoting the compensation field by developing partnerships with other human resource associations; and providing educational and professional development of those engaged in its practice throughout the San Antonio area.
Article 3: MembershipA - Membership Eligibility
The membership of the Association is open to any persons who are actively involved in designing, establishing, executing, administering or managing the compensation, benefits or work-life functions for their organization. Membership privileges are also extended to individuals who are accredited through WorldatWork (formerly American Compensation Association (ACA)), faculty members in human resources or its specialized functions, and students actively pursuing a degree in human resources or its specialized functions. Membership in SACA will not be denied on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Individuals who are recruiting practitioners may be denied membership if it is determined that their membership was based strictly on the purpose of soliciting business or recruiting for other clients.
Section B - Membership Requirement
Membership in SACA is on an individual basis.
Article 4: AffiliationsSACA shall be and is hereby affiliated with WorldatWork (formerly the American Compensation Association (ACA)) as part of the Group Partner Network.
Article 5: Statement of EthicsEach SACA member shall pledge himself/herself to support and respect the purpose of this Association; the exchange of best practices, ideas and the discussion of problems during round-table exchanges shall be viewed as privileged communication or confidential information and not regarded as any reflection of the official opinion of the Association or any member employer. Violation of this ethics policy or the misuse of SACA materials for the purpose of soliciting business or other related matters, may result in suspension or expulsion from SACA after a hearing of the Board of Directors.
Article 6: DissolutionSACA shall use its funds and other assets exclusively to advance the mission and purposes stated in the constitution. Should SACA be dissolved, after paying or resolving any debts or obligations, the remaining assets shall be distributed to WorldatWork (formerly the American Compensation Association (ACA)). Net earnings of SACA shall never be used or be distributed to its members, officers or other private persons, except to pay for services rendered and approved by the Board of Directors.
Article 7: Amendments & BylawsSection A: Amendments
The Constitution and Bylaws may be amended with written notice of the proposal given to the President within 10 days prior to any regular meeting or special meeting of the Association. A simple majority of votes cast shall sustain the amendment. Votes may be collected at member meetings or by an online survey distributed to all active members.
Section B: Bylaws
Bylaws are established by the Board of Directors for the orderly conduct of SACA business. It is the duty and responsibility of the Board of Directors to formulate new and modify existing SACA Bylaws as required to meet changing conditions.
Article 8: Regular MeetingsRegular SACA meetings are conducted monthly with a minimum of six (6) per year. The location and time are designated by the Board of Directors. These meetings feature subject matter experts discussing current trends and practices in the areas of compensation and benefits, and an update of association programs.
Article 9: Annual DuesAnnual dues are a function of membership. The two options are: 1) Individual Membership at $75.00 per year. 2) Student Membership are FREE for active student per year. Board Members may require proof of current year college/university registration.
Article 10: Governance Structure and ElectionsSection A: Board of Directors
The governing body of this Association consists of a President, President-Elect, Vice President - Communications/Membership, Vice President-Finance, Vice President - Programs, and Vice President - Special Programs. A general description of responsibilities for each Board member is listed below. This governing body is charged with the day-to-day functions of SACA and dedicated to serving the membership and act within the mission of the Association.
- Presides over all meetings of the membership and the Board of SACA.
- Responsible for directing the overall operations of the Board.
- Acts as liaison to WorldatWork as GPN leader, as well as, other Associations.
- Oversees maintenance and contents of web page.
- Oversees monthly program arrangements.
- Oversees coordination of special programs.
- Oversees financial information.
- Recommends candidates for appointments to Office in the case of a vacancy.
- Learns the functions of all Board of Director positions.
- Shadows the current President in their role.
- Administers the Board of Director meetings in the absence of the President.
Vice President – Communications
- Coordinates and maintains SACA’s website.
- Organizes and distributes correspondence to members i.e. notifications, reminder notices, e-mails.
Vice President – Membership
- Maintains membership directory information within database.
- Coordinates annual membership renewal.
- Identify potential members to join SACA.
- Serves as a liaison for the local colleges/universities to identify possible speaking arrangements or membership within SACA.
Vice President - Finance
- Maintains/Reconciles SACA accounts and pays Board approved expenditures.
- Registers attendees and collects payment at monthly meetings.
- Processes membership/renewal payments.
- Deposits funds on a timely basis.
- Collects mail on a regular basis.
- Processes invoices for non-attendees.
- Ensures timely preparation and mailing of tax forms for IRS.
Vice President - Programs
- Plans, organizes, and directs the execution of monthly SACA meetings.
- Serves as focal point for SACA members for reservations regarding monthly meetings.
- Provides SACA members an avenue for evaluation of monthly meetings and for ideas/suggestions for future meetings.
- Supports other members of the Board as needed.
Vice President - Special Programs
- Maintains professional development programs to benefit membership (certification courses and training seminars).
- Arranges and secures venue for WorldatWork courses (minimum of 3 per year).
- Coordinates receipt of materials, distribution of materials and day(s) of event.
- Creates and coordinates other special programs to include recognition, scholarships, etc.
Section B: ElectionsA Nominating Committee consisting of the acting Board of Directors provides candidates for election on an annual basis. These candidates are presented to the membership with additional nominations taken from the group. Elections occur annually for the next calendar year. To be eligible to run for a Board of Director role, the nominee must be an active member and have attended at least 75% of the preceding year's meetings. The Officers of the Board serve a one-year term up to a three consecutive-year limit in the same role. Note that the Vice President – Finance will serve a one-year term up to a two consecutive-year limit in the same role due to fiduciary responsibilities. There is no limit to the number of terms an officer may serve as long as the rule regarding consecutive years in the same role is adhered to. Elected Board Members must commit to attending all of the scheduled SACA meetings and Board of Director meetings for the year in which they are elected. If a vacancy occurs during the calendar year, the President recommends a replacement for approval by the Board.
Section C: Board of Directors and Committee Member BenefitsAs approved by the membership, active Board of Director members will receive complimentary annual membership, attendance to monthly meetings, up to four (4) SACA-sponsored CCP/CBP courses per year and attendance to SACA-sponsored workshops. Official committee members will receive the same benefits with the exception of the complimentary SACA-sponsored CCP/CBP courses. Additionally, the President, or a designated Board Member, will represent the association through complimentary attendance to the annual WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference (for purposes of attending the associated GPN Leadership Conference) and the annual Texas Total Rewards Conference.