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Enforcements for Western Washington University

Case Agency Violation/Result Penalty Amount Laws RCW
2016-014 Western Washington University

Violation: A Western Washington University employee agreed that he violated RCW 42.52.020, .030, .070 and .160 when he extensively used state resources for an outside nonprofit, outside-compensated employment and his own personal benefit and gain.

Result: Settlement approved on May 13, 2016 imposing a penalty of $6,000 with $3,000 suspended.

$6,000 RCW 42.52.020, RCW 42.52.030, RCW 42.52.070, RCW 42.52.160
2015-009 Western Washington University

Violation: A former IT Specialist may have violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for his personal benefit. Evidence showed that he used his state computer for personal use on approximately 54% of work days covered in the investigation.

Result: An agreed stipulation was approved on November 18, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2010-072 Western Washington University

Violation: A Western Washington University employee violated RCW 42.52.070 and .160 when he failed to follow state travel regulations and used his position to secure time off without submitting leave requests to account for his time away from the University.

Result: Settlement approved on November 9, 2012 for a civil penalty of $5,000 with an additional $20,000 restitution to WWU.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.070, RCW 42.52.160
2001-091 Western Washington University

Violation: Western Washington University employee violated RCW 42.52.160 and 42.52.180 when he used state resources to send and receive over 127 emails regarding his campaign for Port Commissioner and used state resources to support his private consulting business.

Result: Settlement approved on October 11, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,000..

$5,000 RCW 42.52.160, RCW 42.52.180
2001-090 Western Washington University

Violation: Western Washington University employee violated RCW 42.52.160 and 42.52.180 when he used state resources to send and receive email messages regarding a political campaign.

Result: Settlement approved on September 13, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $500 suspended.

$750 RCW 42.52.160, RCW 42.52.180