Sharon K. Koss, SPHR, CCP, has owned her HR Consulting/Compensation firm since 1986. She is a graduate of Washington State University and has more than 30 years of HR experience. During this time, Sharon has completed more than 500 salary plans. Sharon speaks regularly on the topics of compensation and general HR and has been on the SHRM Faculty for more than 12 years. She was also Chair of the Human Resource Certification Institute in 1997. Sharon and her husband/business partner, Doug, live in Seattle with their West Highland White Terrier, Cooper.Koss, Sharon K. is the author of 'Solving the Compensation Puzzle: Putting Together a Complete Pay and Performance System', published 2008 under ISBN 9781586440923 and ISBN 1586440926.