• Volunteer with Us Today

    We need to fill several volunteer Board positions to help build out our new approach and deliver on membership commitments. Build your professional network, develop vital career skills, and aim to position yourself higher in the compensation and benefits community: join us next year!

    Please email us if you are interested.

  • Join Us Today

    The Washington Area Compensation and Benefits Association (WACABA) is now the Washington Area Total Rewards Association (WATRA). Different name, different logo, but still the same great value as before. Explore our new website, and check out the benefits of being a member.

    Become A Member

  • Our Next Program: November 19 8:30-10:30 via Zoom

    Cutting-Edge Wage/Hour Issues and New Perils of Using Independent Contractors

    Learn More and Register

Our Mission

The Washington Area Total Rewards Association (WATRA) is a professional organization on a mission to enhance the expertise of its members, to advance the art and science of total rewards management, and to provide a great source of information and professional development for practitioners in the Capital area and beyond. Membership is open to professionals who hold a management or administrative position that is concerned with the development, execution, administration, or application of compensation and/or benefits programs, policies, and practices.


WATRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.”



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