KPU releases reports on compensation practices

February 6, 2015

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has released 2 reports detailing executive and senior administrator compensation practices at the institution between April 1, 2010, and June 30, 2014. The reports come in the wake of an investigation into pre-employment payments made to one current and one former KPU administrator. KPU contracted a third-party firm to conduct an internal audit of human resources processes and control related to employment, compensation, and accountability reporting for KPU's executive management and will implement all 24 recommendations made in the review. KPU also retained another firm to advise the institution regarding its compliance with statutory, government, and internal requirements for employment and compensation. This review identified some instances of non-compliance due to "lack of awareness, inadequate policies and practices for ensuring compliance, and in some cases ambiguity in the requirements." This review resulted in 8 recommendations, all of which have been accepted by the board. "KPU is fully committed to being compliant and is already making progress on a number of issues," said Kristan Ash, Chair of the board. "In addition, the university has already adopted the government's Taxpayer Accountability Principles and the province's new Public Sector Executive Compensation Reporting Guidelines." KPU News Release | Response to Internal Audit