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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.

$1,200 RCW 42.52.160
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.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
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.

$250 RCW 42.52.160
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.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
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.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
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.

$100 RCW 42.52.160