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Enforcements for The Evergreen State College

Case Agency Violation/Result Penalty Amount Laws RCW
2013-019 The Evergreen State College

Violation: An employee of The Evergreen State College may have violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources for personal benefit. Evidence indicated that she used her state computer and email system to support her outside business.

Result: Settlement approved on March 14, 2014 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,500 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-051 The Evergreen State College

Violation: An employee of The Evergreen State College violated RCW 42.52.020 and .070 when she recommended the College hire her friend to fill a position she created, lived with and incurred a financial obligation with that friend when she borrowed a large sum of money.

Result: Settlement approved on July 11, 2014 for a civil penalty of $3,500 with $1,500 suspended.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.020, RCW 42.52.070
2012-025 The Evergreen State College

Violation: An employee with The Evergreen State College violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to promote an outside business that her husband owned.

Result: Settlement approved on September 14, 2012 for a civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2011-018 The Evergreen State College

Violation: The Executive Director of The Evergreen State College, Tacoma Campus violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state her state computer for personal benefit and used her state issued cell phone to make personal phone calls.

Result: Settlement approved on May 11, 2012 for a civil penalty of $4,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.160
2009-054 The Evergreen State College

Violation: A former Evergreen State College employee violated RCW 42.52.070, .020, .030, .040 and .120 when he misappropriated public funds, entered into contracts on behalf of TESC with a company owned by his family members, received financial gain from his position with the college and used state resources to benefit himself and his family members.

Result: Hearing held on March 11, 2011 and a Final Order entered for a Civil penalty of $109,678.98 and restitution in the amount of $9,900.

$109,679 RCW 42.52.020, RCW 42.52.030, RCW 42.52.040, RCW 42.52.120
2003-038 The Evergreen State College

Violation: Evergreen State College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she did not appropriately request leave for absences from work totaling 200 hours.

Result: Settlement approved on March 10, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2002-060 The Evergreen State College

Violation: Evergreen State College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to write and send a four-page open letter to more than 600 individuals and local businesses soliciting donations for a student defense fund.

Result: Settlement approved on January 12, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 with $150 suspended. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

$250 RCW 42.52.160