The Office of Integrity & Compliance has established a campus-wide program to provide centralized oversight, strategic management, and substantive support toward the ethical, lawful, and otherwise responsible conduct of all operations. The Integrity & Compliance Program is designed to honor the university’s decentralized culture in order to prevent wrongdoing and promote “rightdoing” in support of all aspects of the university’s mission.
A key component of the program is the Integrity & Compliance Partners Network (ICPN), which is comprised of units possessing specialized subject matter expertise and primary responsibility for the individual, decentralized compliance areas. The ICPN meets as a whole at least twice annually, along with ongoing interaction, to share best practices and other resources and to identify and address emerging areas of risk across the institution.
The Office of Integrity & Compliance serves as a “compliance concierge” by connecting members of the university community to units with specific subject matter expertise. Additionally, the office:
- Gathers and analyzes data reflecting each individual compliance area
- Administers the university’s centralized reporting hotline (i.e., telephonic and online), including oversight of the decentralized handling of reports
- Performs tabletop exercises and other activities
- Creates new interdisciplinary workgroups to develop and implement strategic action plans
all in order to anticipate and address areas of importance to the KU community.