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Enforcements for Department of Labor and Industries

Case Agency Violation/Result Penalty Amount Laws RCW
2013-016 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: An employee of the Department of Labor and Industries violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources for personal interests.

Result: Settlement approved on November 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $1,500 with $800 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-016 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A former Department of Labor and Industries employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for personal gain. Evidence indicated that knowing he was going to retire, he used state funds to purchase seminar materials and took them with him when he left state service.

Result: Settlement approved on March 14, 2014 for a civil penalty of $1,000 and an additional $2,480 in restitution to the agency for the original cost of the materials.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2011-035 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: An employee of the Department of Labor and Industries violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources on 1,580 hits on non-work related websites over an 8 month period and stored nearly 400 non-work related emails on his computer over a 6 month period.

Result: Settlement approved on March 16, 2012 for a civil penalty of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2008-128 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A former employee with the Department of Labor and Industries was found to have violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to to store hundres of sexually explicit/pornographic images and video, access many non-job related web sites, allowed family members to use his state issued laptop, removed his state computer and took it on a personal trip to British Columbia, where he accessed sexually explicit websites and Craigslist personal ads.

Result: A Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order of Defaul and Final Order was issued on December 2, 2013. No civil penalty was entered due to a pending Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy RCW 42.52.160
2007-020 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: Department of Labor & Industries employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resouces for personal use including streaming music from the internet for hours at a time.

Result: Settlement approved on November 14, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2002-065 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: Department of Labor & Industries employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she sent and received over 650 personal emails, accessed at least 20 non-work related Internet sites and generated and stored 60 personal documents.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2002-064 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: Department of Labor & Industries employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he generated and stored non-work related documents including receipts, articles, personal letters, personal finance spreadsheet and cartoons. In addition, he accessed over 25 Internet websites for non-work related purposes, stored personal photos on state owned computer, accessed personal hotmail account and sent and received over 240 emails regarding jokes, trivia, history and sports.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2002-063 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: Department of Labor & Industries employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she generated and stored non-work related documents including crochet instructions, receipts, personal check register spreadsheet, personal workout spreadsheet, application and resume of a family member and personal letters.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2002-062 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: Department of Labor & Industries employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she generated and stored non-work related documents such as personal stories, genealogy, expense budge, sports and photos. She also accessed personal Yahoo account, sent and received personal emails, accessed non-work related Internet sits and made 275 personal calls using SCAN.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand

$500 RCW 42.52.160
1999-027 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: Department of Labor and Industries supervisor violated RCW 42.52.080 when he participated in a safety inspection of a private company which was cited then later assisted the company in resolving the citiation.

Result: Settlement approved on 04-12-02 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 with $250 suspended and an additional $250 for investigative costs.

$250 RCW 42.52.080