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Case Agency Violation/Result Penalty Amount Laws RCW
2014-088 University of Washington

Violation: A former Anesthesia Technician at the University of Washington Medical Center may have used state computer resources and time to support and promote his outside business in bodybuilding.

Result: An Order of Default was entered on March 24, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2013-037 University of Washington

Violation: A former employee of the University of Washingtion may have violated RCW 42.52.020 and .070 by using GEAR UP grant money for her private benefit and gain when she claimed and was reimbursed for travel not related to the program.

Result: Settlement approved on September 11, 2015 for a civil penalty of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.020, RCW 42.52.070, RCW 42.52.160
2012-057 University of Washington

Violation: A Multimedia Production Technician with the University of Washington violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used agency multimedia equipment to produce a private film that he entered into a film competition.

Result: Settlement approved on July 16, 2013 for a civil penalty of $4,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.070, RCW 42.52.160
2012-035 University of Washington

Violation: An employee with the University of Washington violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used the agency's computer to access non-work related sites on a recurring basis that was more than de minimis in nature. He spent at least 28 hours visiting sites on his state computer that were not job-related and was paid overtime on the days where he was using the state computer for non-work related matters.

Result: Settlement approved on November 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $5,000 with $2,500 suspended and an additional $1,323 in restitution to the University.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.160
2012-034 University of Washington

Violation: An employee with the University of Washington violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used the agency's computer to access non-work related sites on a recurring basis that was more than de minimis in nature. He spent at least 109 hours on his state computer visiting sites that were not job-related. During the days he was pursuing this personal business, he also requested and received paid overtime to accomplish his regular Lead duties.

Result: Settlement approved on November 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $5,000 with $2,500 suspended and an additional $5,150 in restitution to the University.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.160
2011-030 University of Washington

Violation: An employee of Univeristy of Washington Medical Center violated RCW 42.52.070 and .020 when she provided a special privilege and engaged in activities incompatible with public duties when she participated in the hiring process of her daughter.

Result: Settlement approved on May 11, 2012 for a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.020, RCW 42.52.070
2009-023/024 University of Washington

Violation: A University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his University of Washington email address as a point of contact on a personal website he maintained.

Result: An Order and Judgment was approved on November 12, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $500.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2008-025 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.180 used she used the University email system to send emails regarding her campaign for Port Commissioner, an elected office.

Result: Settlement approved on February 8, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.180
2008-018 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used a state computer for personal interests.

Result: Settlement approved on January 9, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2007-014 University of Washington

Violation: Dean of the University of Washington School of Law violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to conduct outside employment.

Result: Settlement approved on June 13, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $750 with $250 suspended.

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2003-110 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington Head Football Coach violated RCW 42.52.150 when he accepted free transportation for his wife and two minor children to attend a college football game.

Result: Settlement approved on June 11, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $2,500 that includes $1,500 for investigative costs and will compensate the appropriate party the travel costs of $5,273.90.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.150
2003-146 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington Director of Football Operations violated RCW 42.52.150 whe he accepted free transportation for himself and his family members to attend various state and private functions.

Result: Settlement approved on September 10, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,000. The amount includes $1,500 for investigative costs.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.150
2003-027 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state time and equipment to conduct business as the Mayor of the town of Ruston.

Result: Order and Judgment issued on May 12, 2006 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2003-145 University of Washington

Violation: Former University of Washington Head Football Coach violated RCW 42.52.150 when he accepted free transportation on a private jet for himself and his family members to attend various University and private functions.

Result: Settlement approved on September 10, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,000.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.160
2002-054 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for personal gain by conducting an outside business in conflict with the proper discharge of his official duties and using state employees under his direction to work for his outside business.

Result: Settlement approved on July 9, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500, including $125 in investigative costs, with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.020, RCW 42.52.160
2002-001 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington Assistant Dean violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used a state computer to support a private nonprofit business, without receiving prior agency approval.

Result: Settlement approved on October 10, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 with $250 suspended, employee to receive a Letter of Instruction from the Board, and pay restitution to employing agency $100 for investigative costs.

$250 RCW 42.52.160
2001-022 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.160 and .120 when she used state resources to send or receive approximately 6,900 personal email messages and used state resources to support a private business.

Result: Settlement approved on January 10, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $7,500 with $2,500 suspended.

$7,500 RCW 42.52.120, RCW 42.52.160
2001-014 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she sent and received 135 personal email messages using her state provided computer.

Result: Settlement approved on May 9, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $150 with $150 suspended; $75 restitution to employing agency; and reimbursement of investigative costs in the amount of $75.

$150 RCW 42.52.160
2001-008 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington President violated RCW 42.52.160 and 42.52.070 when he used money under his control from the 1999 Holiday Bowl and the 2001 Rose Bowl for the private benefit or gain of another.

Result: Settlement approved on December 14, 2001 for reimbursement of investigative costs in the amount of $7,500.

$7,500 RCW 42.52.070, RCW 42.52.160
2001-007 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington Athletic Director violated RCW 42.52.160 and 42.52.070 when she used money under her control from the 1999 Holiday Bowl and the 2001 Rose Bowl for her own private benefit or gain of another.

Result: Settlement approved on December 14, 2001 for reimbursement of investigative costs in the amount of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.070, RCW 42.52.160
1999-039 University of Washington

Violation: Former University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.150 when accepted gifts from a vendor with whom he conducted state business; and violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state provided computer to spend approximately 2 hours per week over a three month period to view websites that contained adult oriented material and used his state computer to send over 470 personal email messages.

Result: Board issued a Brief Adjudicative Hearing Initial Order on November 8, 2002 for respondent to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $200, and an additional $300 for investigative costs.

$200 RCW 42.52.150, RCW 42.52.160
1999-017 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington Athletic Director violated RCW 42.52.070 when she approved contracts and outside compensation for two University football coaches and agreed that the college would pay investigative costs associated with an ethics complaint against one of the coaches.

Result: Settlement approved on September 14, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.070
1999-008 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington Chief of Police violated RCW 42.52.070 and .160 when he provided football passes to family members. Total value of tickets equal $230.

Result: Settlement approved on January 7, 2000 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $50 and $230 restitution to the College.

$50 RCW 42.52.070, RCW 42.52.160
1998-007 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington professor violated RCW 42.52.160 and 42.52.120 when she used state resources in support of her private consulting firm and failed to obtain approval pursuant to agency's policy.

Result: Settlement approved on July 30, 1999 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250.

$250 RCW 42.52.120, RCW 42.52.160
1998-006 University of Washington

Violation: Former head football coach at the University of Washington violated RCW 42.52.120 when he subsidized his state salary from Nike, Wilson, KOMO, FOX and US Bank.

Result: Settlement approved on April 9, 1999 for Investigation costs in the amount of $9,500.

$9,500 RCW 42.52.120
1996-023 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington Medical Centers Information Systems employee violated RCW 42.52.180 when she sent an email to office staff, placed an article in a agency bulletin and the staff bulletin board regarding a proposed county ballot proposition.

Result: Settlement approved on March 14, 1997. Board issued a Letter of Instruction.

Letter of Instruction RCW 42.52.180