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Enforcements for Sentencing Guidelines Commission

Case Agency Violation/Result Penalty Amount Laws RCW
2002-044 Sentencing Guidelines Commission

Violation: Sentencing Guidelines Commission employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to access Internet sites regarding personal issues such as genealogy, high school classmates, department stores, movies, television, trivia, hairstyles and pet supplies. In addition, with the knowledge of her supervisor, the state employee e-mailed her coworkers lists of trivia questions to answer on nearly a daily basis.

Result: Settlement approved on April 9, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2002-043 Sentencing Guidelines Commission

Violation: Sentencing Guidelines Commission employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to record over 3,100 personal checking and savings transactions; log details of more than 400 purchases, financing and maintenance of his vehicle; composed personal advertisments listing work phone number and composed personal letters; sent jokes to coworkers via email and accessed Internet sites relating to baseball and hunting.

Result: Settlement approved on February 13, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 and an additional $250 for investigative costs.

$250 RCW 42.52.160
2002-012 Sentencing Guidelines Commission

Violation: Sentencing Guidelines Commission employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state SCAN system and computer for personal purposes and sent employees on personal errands.

Result: Settlement approved on July 8, 2005 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $3,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.160