Compensation for KP employees for research
Gather round denizens of CHR, and listen to a tale; a tale as old as time. Truly compensation for KP employees as research participants is turning into one for the ages. Once upon a time, KP employees were paid for their participation in CHR research, and the research clinic did overflow with vanilla Ensure and honey. Then a wise oracle from the Ministry of Financiers warned of mysterious forces known as The Auditors, who it is said abhor conflicts of interest and will rain compliance headaches upon any institution known to be harboring such anathemas. A declaration went out throughout the land, or at least CHR, stating that no such payment may be given to a KP employee for their participation in any CHR research.
Well, the good people of CHR rose up and cried out, “This is wrong! Who will save us?” Then a figure rose from the crowd, unwavering and defiant, and removing the hood of her Slayer sweatshirt said, “I, Kaija Maggard, will not stand for this.” She cast a powerful spell with these words, “This policy is based on an overly conservative interpretation of the regulations...patronus!” With that a cheer went out throughout the land. KP employees would now be able to receive compensation for their participation in research as long as their inclusion is not related to their job role, or done on work time.
In reality it took a village of mighty forces and minds to work through the complexities of this issue and we want to acknowledge that Andrea Seykora, Kayline Allison, Chris Webber, the Research Compliance Committee, CHR Leadership, Mica Werner, Deralyn Almaguer, Britta Torgrimson-Ojerio and many others all put in hours of work to bring this new policy to fruition.
TLDR (too long didn’t read): Researchers can now pay KP employees for their participation in research if the study is unrelated to their status as KPNW employees and participation is on non-work time.