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Enforcements for Department of Revenue

Case Agency Violation/Result Penalty Amount Laws RCW
2007-033 Department of Revenue

Violation: Department of Revenue employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state comuter to send an email to approximately 11,500 state employees regarding pending legislation.

Result: Settlement approved on July 13, 2007 for a Civil penalty of $500

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2005-026 Department of Revenue

Violation: Former Department of Revenue manager violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used sent an email announcing he was leaving the agency to start a new venture. The email invited all readers to stop by his new business and included the company's logo.

Result: Brief Enforcement Hearing held on July 6, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $250.

$250 RCW 42.52.160
1998-026 Department of Revenue

Violation: Department of Revenue Policy and Operations Manager violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to partially prepare and email two documents relating to a private quiet title action and used the SCAN system for several personal calls (that were reimbursed, a practice allowed by the supervisor).

Result: Settlement approved on September 16, 1999 . Board issued a Letter of Direction.

Letter of Direction RCW 42.52.160
1997-001 Department of Revenue

Violation: Former Department of Revenue Deputy Director RCW 42.52.160 when she used an Administrative Assistant to perform personal tasks during working hours, sent numerous personal emails to various friends and associates using state computer and submitted voucher for improper travel expenses.

Result: Settlement approved on March 26, 1998 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160