Enforcements for Department of Health
|Case||Agency||Violation/Result||Penalty Amount||Laws RCW|
|2016-016||Department of Health||
Violation: An IT Specialist with the Department of Health may have used state resources for her private benefit and gain by continually arriving late for work and leaving prior to the end of her shift without submitting leave.
Result: A stipulated agreement was approved on May 12, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $1,200.
|2015-061||Department of Health||
Violation: A Facility Planner with the Department of Health used state resources to conduct work in support of her outside business and conducted personal outside business activities with a contracted vendor.
Result: An agreed settlement was approved on July 14, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $3,500 with $1,000 suspended.
|$3,500||RCW 42.52.020, RCW 42.52.070, RCW 42.52.160|
|2014-095||Department of Health||
Violation: A former Medicare Certification Specialist violated the Act when she used state computer resources for her personal benefit and gain, including to support her outside business as a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Result: A Final Order of Default was approved on November 18, 2016 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000.
|2008-124||Department of Health||
Violation: A Washington State Department of Health employee violated RCW 42.52.160 used she used state resources for private gain when she visited websites relating to dating, retailers, online autions, entertainment and banking.
Result: Settlement approved on April 10, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $250.
|2007-051||Department of Health||
Violation: Former Department of Health Chief Administrator violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resouces for personal use and to conduct tax preparation business on behalf of H&R Block.
Result: Settlement approved on April 11, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $1,500.
|2004-006||Department of Health||
Violation: Former Department of Health employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state computer, e-mail and Internet for personal use.
Result: Settlement approved on September 10, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500.
|1999-015||Department of Health||
Violation: Department of Health employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to send a two-page email message relating to a House Bill that was not related to his official duties. The email was sent in response to a private citizen and copied 16 other government officials and members of the State Legislature.
Result: Settlement approved on November 12, 1999 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $100.