The Orange County Compensation and Benefits Association promotes educational programs and networking opportunities to members with the goal to advance the art and science of total rewards management. It was formed out of a need to exchange information about total rewards trends and practices in an ongoing professional atmosphere.


The Orange County Compensation and Benefits Association (OCCABA) was founded in 1987, to support the needs of local compensation and benefits practitioners. The Organization is governed by an Executive Committee composed of four elected officers and appointed committee chairpersons. Its members contribute a wealth of experience from a wide variety of organizations and industries. While not formally affiliated with the WorldatWork, Local Partnership Network OCCABA and WorldatWork work together to provide information, programs, networking and other resources to members of both organizations. OCCABA is a nonprofit educational association, Tax I.D. #90-0425934. Dues and meeting charges are fully tax deductible.



The purpose of OCCABA is to:

  • Conduct substantive meetings and special programs that provide a forum for members to hear speakers and share innovative ideas on current issues and the latest advancements in the field.
  • Provide networking opportunities for compensation and benefits practitioners to exchange views, ideas and information.
  • Provide opportunities for generalists to meet and exchange information with each other as well as with technical specialists.
  • Work with WorldatWork to increase local availability of certification programs, exams, speakers and other resources.
  • Provide a "job bank" for compensation and benefit open positions both within Orange County and the broader Southern California region.
  • Provide continuing professional development opportunities on an advanced level.
  • Promote high standards in the profession and foster cooperative relations among members.

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