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Enforcements for Pierce College

Case Agency Violation/Result Penalty Amount Laws RCW
2014-080 Pierce College

Violation: An employee of Pierce College violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state computer to browse the internet for 875 minutes over 28 days and used her email and instant messaging system for personal use.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on March 18, 2016 imposing a penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2014-079 Pierce College

Violation: An employee of Pierce College violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state computer to browse the internet for 4,500 minutes over 40 days, to send and receive non work related email and to print over 1800 pages of non work related documents.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on March 18, 2016 imposing a penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2014-038 Pierce College

Violation: An employee with Pierce College violated RCW 42.52.160 by using state resources for her personal benefit when she used her state computer for two outside organizations.

Result: Settlement approved on March 13, 2015 for a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2014-037 Pierce College

Violation: An employee with Pierce College violated RCW 42.52.160 by using state resources for her personal benefit when she used her state computer to make purchases, to download and store 124 electronic books and spent 517 minutes over 20 workdays browsing the internet.

Result: Settlement approved on March 13, 2015 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2013-022 Pierce College

Violation: A former employee of Pierce College may have violated RCW 42.52.020 and .070 when she hired her spouse as a part-time instructor. Evidence indicated that she hired her husband to teach classes at Pierce College and she was hired by him to teach classes at Bates Technical College.

Result: Settlement approved on January 10, 2014 for a civil penalty of $1,750.

$1,750 RCW 42.52.020, RCW 42.52.030, RCW 42.52.070
2009-018 Pierce College

Violation: A Pierce College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state computerfor personal benefit.

Result: Settlement approved on November 13, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $6,500 with $1,500 suspended.

$6,500 RCW 42.52.160