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Enforcements for Department of Ecology

Case Agency Violation/Result Penalty Amount Laws RCW
2016-017 Department of Ecology

Violation: A Forms and Records Analyst may have violated the Act when she used state resources for personal benefit.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on July 14, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500 with $750 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2015-024 Department of Ecology

Violation: A Regional Director with the Department of Ecology may have provided a special privilege and created a conflict of interest when he participated in the hiring process that ultimately resulted in the hiring of two of his friends.

Result: A settlement agreement was approved on March 24, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.020, RCW 42.52.070
2013-018 Department of Ecology

Violation: A former employee of the Department of Ecology may have violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources for personal gain. Evidence indicated she used state resources to schedule and conduct massages for massage therapy certification.

Result: Settlement approved on January 10, 2014 for a civil penalty of $1,950.

$1,950 RCW 42.52.160
2008-027 Department of Ecology

Violation: Former Washington State Department of Ecology employee violated RCW 42.52.080 when she accepted a job with a private contractor.

Result: Settlement approved on September 11, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $250.

$250 RCW 42.52.080