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Case Agency Violation/Result Penalty Amount Laws RCW
2022-016 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Security Guard 2 with the Department of Social and Health Services, agreed that they may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit or gain and accessing confidential information for non-work-related purposes.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on January 13, 2023, imposing a civil penalty in the amount of $3,500.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.050
RCW 42.52.160
2022-011 Department of Health

Violation: A Health Services Consultant 2 at the Department of Health, agreed that they may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for personal benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they used a state computer to store personal documents and photographs, used their state email for private benefit and browsed the internet for personal use.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on January 13, 2023, imposing a civil penalty of $3,750 with $1,250 suspended.

$3,750 RCW 42.52.160
2022-004 Department of Health

Violation: A Data Support Unit Manager with the Department of Health, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by requiring all staff to participate in team meetings where they played games using unauthorized software.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on September 9, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $250.

$250 RCW 42.52.160
2022-001 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Corrections/Custody Officer 3 with the Department of Corrections was found to have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by failing to submit leave for time taken off work.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on January 13, 2023, imposing a civil penalty of $2,250.

$2,250 RCW 42.52.160
2021-056 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Social and Health Program Consultant 4 at the Department of Social and Health Services, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for personal benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they used their state email for personal use and state time to apply for hundreds of jobs, both within and outside of the state, and included an attachment to an application that included confidential information.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on September 9, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $3,250.

$3,250 RCW 42.52.050
RCW 42.52.160
2021-055 Department of Corrections

Violation: Former Psychology Associate Health Services at the Larch Corrections Center with the Department of Corrections agreed that they may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for an outside business.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on July 8, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2021-054 Utilities and Transportation Commission

Violation: Executive Director and Secretary for the Utilities and Transportation Commission, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by authorizing an all staff email containing links to donate to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Result: an agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 13, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $1,000 with $250 suspended.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2021-048 Department of Corrections

Violation: A former Corrections and Custody Officer with the Department of Corrections, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit or gain and accessing confidential information for non-work related purposes. Evidence indicated that they sent over 30 emails containing well over 500 attachments to their personal email address, many of which contained private information.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 13, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $6,500.

$6,500 RCW 42.52.050
RCW 42.52.160
2021-045 Department of Corrections

Violation: Correctional Industries Supervisor with the Department of Corrections, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by accessing the Offender Management Network Information database to obtain information regarding an ex-offender and sharing that information with an outside party and using state resources for personal benefit and gain.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on March 14, 2022 imposing a civil penalty in the amount of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.050
RCW 42.52.160
2021-037 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A former IT Application Developer for the Department of Labor and Industries, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources to email information about a strike for Walkout Wednesday regarding the Governor’s vaccine mandate.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 13, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $750.

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2021-034 Seattle Central College

Violation: Former Cashier at Seattle Central College, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for personal benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they removed misappropriated cash deposits over a one-month period.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on March 14, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $3,500.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.160
2021-033 University of Washington

Violation: Former Director of the Fears Clinic within the School of Dentistry at the University of Washington, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for personal benefit and gain by using University resources to perform outside work. Evidence indicated that they were paid directly for services performed at the School of Dentistry and did not turn the money over to the school.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 13, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $33,236.

$33,236 RCW 42.52.160
2021-031 Human Rights Commission

Violation: Policy Analyst with the Human Rights Commission, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit or gain. Evidence indicated that they connected two external hard drives containing personal data to their assigned work computer which resulted in personal information being downloaded to agency servers including documents related to an outside business.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on March 14, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $3,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.160
2021-029 Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Violation: Former Executive Director with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by being involved with the negotiations of a contract while employed with the Lieutenant Governor’s Office and then accepting a position with the same entity after leaving state service.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on March 14, 2022 imposing a civil penalty in the amount of $750.

$750 RCW 42.52.080
2021-026 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Correctional Sergeant at the Monroe Correctional Complex with the Department of Corrections, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit. Evidence indicated that they used his state email for personal use and browsed the internet for an average of just over two hours per shift over a 17-day period.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 13, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2021-025 Central Washington University

Violation: A Faculty Member with Central Washington University may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by requiring students to purchase a book they authored and influenced colleagues to also require the textbook in their classes.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on January 14, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $500 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
RCW 42.52.070
2021-024 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Quality Control Specialst, with the Department of Social and Health Services, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state computer resources for their personal benefit or gain. Evidence indicated that they were using their state computer to support their outside real estate business.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on November 12, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2021-022 Eastern Washington University

Violation: The President for Diversity at Eastern Washington University may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for personal benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that several documents related to an outside business were found in email history as well as documents related to an outside community organization.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on January 14, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2021-015 University of Washington

Violation: Professor with the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by including a link to a book they authored in their official University of Washington signature block.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 13, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2021-013 Olympic College

Violation: The former Executive Director of the Olympic College Foundation at Olympic College, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using their position to secure special privileges for another. Evidence indicated that they provided a single candidate multiple scholarships in an excessive amount.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on November 12, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.070
2021-012 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: Former Case Manager with the Department of Social and Health Services agreed that they may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by conducting activities that were incompatible with official duties, provided a special privilege to a client and used state resources to promote a candidate and for personal benefit and gain.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on July 8, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $5,000.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
RCW 42.52.180
2021-010 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Classification Counselor 2, with the Department of Corrections, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that spent an excessive amount of time using two different browsers to access the internet for private benefit to include Madden Football, Fantasy Football, music and gaming sites.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on November 12,2021 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2021-009 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Social Services Specialist with the Department of Social and Health Services, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain and accessing confidential information for non-work-related purposes. Evidence indicated that they accessed confidential information and shared that information with someone outside the agency and accessed the internet for personal use.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on November 12,2021 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $750 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.050
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2021-008 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Maintenance Mechanic 4, with the Department of Social and Health Services, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they provided a coworker the use of a state vehicle to commute into the office.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on November 12, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.070
2020-070 Bellevue College

Violation: A tenured Faculty Member in the Drama Department at Bellevue College, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by engaging in the improper hiring and oversight of family members.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on September 10, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.070
2020-067 Department of Corrections

Violation: Corrections Officer 2 with the Department of Corrections, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit or gain. Evidence indicated that over a five-month period they accessed the internet for personal use at least once on 93 different days.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 14, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2020-066 Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Violation: A Program Administrator with the Department of Children, Youth, and Family, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state computer resources for personal benefit or gain in support of their private outside business. Evidence indicated that they were using their state Outlook email account to promote/support the outside private sale of makeup and coffee products.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on September 10, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2020-065 Department of Children, Youth, and Family

Violation: A Juvenile Rehabilitation Community Counselor with the Department of Children, Youth, and Family, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state computer resources for personal benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they were using state computer resources and time to conduct university coursework.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on September 10, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2020-061 Department of Corrections

Violation: a Classification Counselor may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit or gain and accessing confidential information for non-work related purposes. Evidence indicated that the counselor accessed two different databases to look up information on non-offenders.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on March 12, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2020-059 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: Contracts Manager with the Department of Social and Health Services Behavioral Health Administration, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they synched one or more of personal devices and personal Google account to their work computer and browsed the internet for private benefit to include bill pay, shopping, Facebook and personal email.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on September 10, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2020-057 Department of Transportation

Violation: Maintenance Technician with the Washington State Department of Transportation may have violated RCW 42.52, the Ethics in Public Service Act, by being present at a rally in Shelton while in on-call status in the Olympia region and attached a Blue Lives Matter flag to his state vehicle.

Result: A Final Order was issued on March 21, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $1,750.

$1,750 RCW 42.52.160
2020-055 Health Care Authority

Violation: Director of the Health Care Authority, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by authorizing agency leadership to encourage all employees to use 30 minutes of paid time per day for “wellness time” while they are working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on September 10, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $5,000 with $2,500 suspended.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.160
2020-051 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Psychology Associate with the Department of Corrections, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for her private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that over a 12-month period they used their state computer for personal use to include 1,524 pages of personal email communications.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 14, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.050
RCW 42.52.160
2020-046 Department of Corrections

Violation: Former Laundry Supervisor at the Coyote Ridge Correctional Center with the Department of Corrections, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by receiving pay for time not worked. Evidence indicated that they failed to submit leave for at least 53 hours during a 12-month review period.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 14, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2020-040 Edmonds Community College

Violation: An Edmonds Community College faculty member used state resources to promote and support their outside business. Evidence indicated that state time and computer resources were used to support an outside business to include voicemail, and a state email account to send both business and personal emails.

Result: A Motion for Summary Judgment was held on December 10, 2021 and a Final Order was issued imposing a civil penalty of $5,500.

$5,500 RCW 42.52.160
2020-039 Edmonds Community College

Violation: Faculty member with Edmonds Community College violated RCW 42.52.160 when they used state resources to promote and support their outside business and RCW 42.52.070 by taking advantage of their position at Edmonds to secure special privilege for themselves and their outside business.

Result: A Final Order was issued on February 1, 2022 imposing a civil penalty of $5,000.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2020-037 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: Administrative Assistant 4 with the Department of Social and Health Services used state resources for private benefit and for use in support of their outside business. Evidence indicated that they used their state computer to stream videos, pay bills and to store over 6,000 personal pictures.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 14, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2020-033 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Corrections Specialist with the Department of Corrections, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using their position to secure special privileges and using state resources for private benefit or gain. Evidence indicated that they were using state equipment during working hours to do work as an adjunct instructor for Heritage University and spending time browsing the internet for non-work-related reasons.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on January 8, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $500 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2020-032 Washington State Patrol

Violation: Trooper with the Washington State Patrol, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources to participate in a political advertisement in opposition to Washington State Initiative I-976.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on November 13, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500 with $500 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
RCW 42.52.180
2020-030 Department of Health

Violation: A former Health Services Consultant 2 violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by actively engaging in online gaming during scheduled work hours while teleworking from home.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on March 12, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2020-029 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Secretary Senior may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they spent 128.2 hours on non-work-related internet browsing over a four-month period.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on March 12, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2020-028 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Community Corrections Officer with the Department of Corrections, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they spent an excessive amount of time on their work computer doing personal research as they studied for their Law School Admissions Test and other non-work-related activity. A review of their computer revealed over 48 hours on internet activity over an eight-month period.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on January 8, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $3,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.160
2020-025 Washington State University

Violation: A Former Administrative Assistant 3 violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by misreporting time and using state resources for personal benefit and gain. Evidence found that approximately 1,300 non-work related emails were stored on a state computer.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on March 12, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $3,500.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.160
2020-023 Washington State University

Violation: A former Secretary Senior with the Washington State University School of Music, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for their private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they took time off without submitting leave.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on September 11, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2020-022 Washington State University

Violation: A former Administrative Manager with the Washington State University School of Music, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit or gain. Evidence indicated that they took approximately 192 hours off without submitting leave and allowed a subordinate to do the same.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on September 11, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $3,250.

$3,250 RCW 42.52.160
2020-021 Washington State University

Violation: A Fiscal Specialist 2 with the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain when she received pay for time not worked. Evidence indicated that they failed to submit leave for approximately 192 hours.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on November 13, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2020-019 University of Washington

Violation: Faculty member with the College of Built Environment’s Department of Construction Management at the University of Washington, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they worked full-time for a private engineering company and received payment for travel expenses they were not entitled to receive.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 14, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2020-018 University of Washington

Violation: A former Technical Services Manager at the University of Washington, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain when they received pay for time not worked. Evidence indicated that they failed to submit leave totaling more than 271 hours.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on November 13, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $3,500.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.160
2020-017 University of Washington

Violation: A Supervisor at University of Washington Medicine Contact Center, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain by receiving pay for time not worked. Evidence indicated that they were paid for at least 78.5 hours of work not performed.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on September 11, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2020-016 University of Washington

Violation: A Supervisor at University of Washington Medicine Contact Center, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain by receiving pay for time not worked. Evidence indicated that they had made 114 entries to their timecard that were not supported by badge or computer login data.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on September 11, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2020-014 Washington State Patrol

Violation: The former President of the Washington State Patrol Trooper Association, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for a political campaign when he asked two troopers to participate in a political advertisement in opposition to Washington State Initiative I-976.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on November 13, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
RCW 42.52.180
2020-013 Employment Security Department

Violation: A Work Source Specialist may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain and for using state resources to support outside employment.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on March 12, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000 with $500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2020-012 Edmonds College

Violation: President of Edmonds College used his position to obtain a special privilege by requesting the ability to park their private vehicle anywhere on campus without being issued a citation for parking illegally.

Result: A Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Final Order was issued on July 27, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $150 with $150 suspended.

$150 RCW 42.52.070
2020-011 Department of Health

Violation: A former Office Assistant 3 violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by submitting timesheets that inaccurately reported the number of hours worked and used an agency laptop computer for personal use. Evidence indicated that no data entry was performed for approximately 107 hours over a five-month period.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on March 12, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2020-010 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Attendant Counselor 1 submitted 24 hours of jury duty leave and did not attend jury duty.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on May 14, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2020-005 and 2020-064 Clover Park Technical College

Violation: Computer Technology Specialist at Clover Park Technical College, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for her private benefit and to support the Classified Union at Clover Park Technical College.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 14, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2020-004 Clover Park Technical College

Violation: A Clinical Placement Coordinator at Clover Park Technical College, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain in supporting her outside business. Evidence indicated that they accessed the internet and accessed folders/files stored on their work computer related to their outside business on at least 58 occasions over a 10-day period.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on January 8, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $2,750 with $500 suspended.

$2750 RCW 42.52.160
2020-003 State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Violation: An Administrative Assistant for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by giving themselves a special privilege in the form of a hotel room upgrade.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on November 13, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $500 with $100 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2020-001 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: Former Local Government Liaison for the Division of Child Support at the Department of Social and Health Services, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by participating in a contract with an entity as a state employee and then leaving state employment to work under that same contract.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on November 13, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.080
2019-046 Central Washington University

Violation: A former Secretary Supervisor with Central Washington University, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit or gain. Evidence indicated that they had been using their state computer to access various websites for online banking, bill paying and shopping for personal benefit.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on September 11, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $2,750.

$2,750 RCW 42.52.160
2019-045 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Social and Health Program Consultant with the Department of Social and Health Services, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain by receiving pay for time not worked. Evidence indicated that they were routinely late for work and failed to submit leave for full days off.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on November 13, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000 with $500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2019-044 Western Washington University

Violation: An Assistant Professor with Western Washington University, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they had been using three separate University computers to conduct their outside business and to store personal songs, videos, photos and apps.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on July 10, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $7,500 with $2,000 suspended.

$7,500 RCW 42.52.160
2019-043 Lower Columbia College

Violation: The former Executive Director of Corporate & Continuing Education at Lower Columbia College, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit or gain. Evidence indicated that they used college grant funds to purchase gift cards and then later accompanied their son to the bookstore where they used the gift cards to purchase books for the fall quarter. In addition, they failed to submit leave for time taken off work and used the college credit card for personal purchases.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on November 13, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $4,500.

$4,500 RCW 42.52.160
2019-041 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A former Safety and Health Specialist 3 with the Department of Labor and Industries, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain and participated in activities incompatible with public duties.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on September 11, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $3,500.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.160
2019-038 Washington State Patrol

Violation: Sergeant with the Washington State Patrol, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources to participate in a political advertisement in opposition to Washington State Initiative I-976.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on November 13, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500 with $500 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
RCW 42.52.180
2019-035 Employment Security Department

Violation: A former Job Training Counselor with the Employment Security Department violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used the state fuel car to put fuel in their personal vehicle. Evidence also indicated that they used their state computer to browse the internet, to view YouTube videos and to send and receive personal email.

Result: An Order of Default was entered on November 13, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2019-034 Department of Fish and Wildlife

Violation: Former IT Specialist 4 with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit or gain. Evidence indicated that they misappropriated over $65,000 in funds when they used state credit cards to buy fuel for their personal vehicles over several years.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 14, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $4,500.

$4,500 RCW 42.52.160
2019-032 Department of Corrections

Violation: A former Psychologist 4 with the Department of Corrections violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they failed to submit leave for time they did not work. Evidence indicated that they were absent from work without submitting leave for approximately 111 hours over a six-month period.

Result: An Order of Default was entered on November 13, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $3,500.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.160
2019-027 Department of Corrections

Violation: A former Administrative Assistant at the Department of Corrections, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources in support of their outside business. Evidence indicated that they had been using their state computer to send and receive emails related to their outside business and stored business documents on the state server.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on July 10, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2019-025 Bellevue College

Violation: The Director of the Center for Career Connections at Bellevue College, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for their private benefit and gain and receiving additional compensation for conducting their official duties. Evidence indicated that they had been receiving additional compensation to conduct contract work that was part of her administrative duties. In addition, they taught classes during their scheduled work hours.

Result: And agreed Stipulation was entered on July 10, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $500 with $100 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
RCW 42.52.110
2019-024 Bellevue College

Violation: Director of High School Initiatives at Bellevue College, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources to teach extra classes during the same time they were being paid to perform their administrative duties. Evidence also indicated that they used their state computer for course work in support of their personal education.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on September 11, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $1,750 with $500 suspended.

$1,750 RCW 42.52.160
RCW 42.52.110
2019-019 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Corrections & Custody Officer 2 at the Monroe Correctional Complex, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they had been using their state computer to access various websites for real estate, news and sports for their personal benefit.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on July 10, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $500 with $100 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2019-018 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Corrections & Custody Officer 2 at the Monroe Correctional Complex, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they had been using their state computer to access various websites for real estate, shopping and animals for personal benefit.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on July 10, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500 with $500 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2019-017 Department of Fish and Wildlife

Violation: A Fish and Wildlife Biologist 4 may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that state email was being used for a March Madness sports pool.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on November 8, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $500 with $100 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2019-013 WA State Criminal Justice Training Center

Violation: An Executive Assistant with the Criminal Justice Training Center violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they took time off without submitting leave and used state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence showed that they browsed the internet for shopping, bill paying and personal email and stored personal documents on their state computer.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on July 10, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $4,000.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.160
2019-009 Western Washington University

Violation: A former IT Specialist 3 with Western Washington University, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they downloaded and installed unauthorized software to their state laptop, accessed approximately 83,000 Craigslist resources and browsed the internet for non-work-related purposes.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on September 10, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2019-008 Central Washington University

Violation: A Program Coordinator for Colleges of the Sciences at Central Washington University may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they had been using their state computer to access Facebook in regard to their personal baking business and for other personal use.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was signed on January 10, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2018-066 Employment Security Department

Violation: A former Work Source Administrator with the Department of Employment Security, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they extensively used the state vehicle for their own personal use, allowed an unauthorized driver to take the car resulting in it being impounded and used their state computer and cell phone for personal benefit.

Result: A Stipulated agreement was entered on July 10, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $4,000.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.160
2018-064 Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Violation: A Social Service Specialist 3, Child Protective Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit or gain and used their personal email to transmit confidential information.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on November 8, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000 with $500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.050
RCW 42.52.160
2018-063 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Department of Social and Health Services Financial Services Specialist 5 may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by committing welfare fraud over a two-year period when they falsely submitted applications indicating that they were a single parent with five children and was the only source of income.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on November 8, 2019, imposing a civil penalty of $3,250.

$3,250 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
2018-061 Department of Corrections

Violation: Registered Nurse at the Washington Correctional Center with the Department of Corrections, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using their state computer to browse the internet for personal benefit and gain, for storing hundreds of non-work-related images on their state computer and downloading copies of novels on their work computer.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 14, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $500 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2018-060 WA State Parks and Recreation Commission

Violation: A former Maintenance Mechanic with PARKS may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they misappropriated funds involving a purchasing card and a fuel card resulting in losses to the state over $16,000.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on November 8, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $16,306.57.

$16,306.57 RCW 42.52.160
2018-059 Eastern Washington University

Violation: A Professor at Eastern Washington University may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources to promote their CD.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on July 12, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $500 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2018-058 University of Washington

Violation: A Professor at the University of Washington may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources to oppose an initiative during the 2018 statewide election.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on July 12, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $5,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.180
2018-053 Washington State Beef Commission

Violation: A former Office Manager used the state credit card to charge personal expenses and created fraudulent monthly credit card statements to conceal the activity. Evidence also indicated that two checks to the Beef Commission were forged and deposited into a personal bank account.

Result: A Final Order of Default was issued on May 14, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $4,500.

$4,500 RCW 42.52.160
2018-049 Western Washington University

Violation: A Facility Engineer at Western Washington University, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources to promote their outside business interest. Evidence indicated that through their own company they created and deployed software onto University resources to monitor energy consumption.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on July 10, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500 with $750 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2018-045 Department of Fish and Wildlife

Violation: A Department of Fish and Wildlife employee agreed that they may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they failed to pay for parking on Capital Campus for approximately one-year.

Result: A Stipulated agreement was entered on May 10, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2018-044 Employment Security Department

Violation: A former Tax Specialist with the Employment Security Department violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they failed to pay the Department of Enterprise Services for parking in the Plaza Garage for a number of years.

Result: A final order of Default was entered on September 13, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2018-043 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources in support of their outside business.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on July 12, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $325.

$325 RCW 42.52.160
2018-040 Employment Security Department

Violation: An employee with Employment Security agreed that he may have violated the Ethics Act when they hired a client to work in their outside business.

Result: A Stipulation was entered on January 11, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $500 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.020
2018-038 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A Regional Supervisor with the Department of Labor and Industries may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources to park their personal vehicle while on a two-week vacation.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on January 11, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $300.

$300 RCW 42.52.160
2018-037 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Financial Services Specialist 5 with the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics Act when they attended college during state time and by failing to submit leave.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on November 8, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000.

3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2018-036 Department of Agriculture

Violation: A former employee of the Department of Agriculture may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their position to receive a special privilege and conducted activities incompatible with their official duties by using WSDA employees to complete inappropriate brand inspections on their personal livestock and by purchasing cattle from a person they regulate.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on July 12, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
2018-033 Health Care Authority

Violation: A Health IT Program/Project Manager may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to conduct their real-estate business on their state laptop and by failing to submit leave.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on November 8, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $3,500.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.160
2018-031 Central Washington University

Violation: A former Central Washington University employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for their private benefit or gain when they failed to submit leave when absent from work.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on July 12, 2019 imposing a civil penalty $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2018-029 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A Department of Labor and Industries employee may have violated the Act when they participated in outside employment with a business they had regulatory and compliance responsibilities over.

Result: A Stipulated agreement was entered on March 8, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000 with $500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.020
2018-028 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A Department of Labor and Industries employee agreed that they may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by participating in outside employment with a business that they had regulatory and compliance responsibilities over.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on January 11, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $500 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.020
2018-027 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A Department of Labor and Industries employee agreed that they may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by participating in outside employment with a business they had regulatory and compliance responsibilities over.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on January 11, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $500 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.020
2018-023 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former WorkFirst Program Specialist at the Yakima Community Service Office with the Department of Social and Health Services violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they approved Additional Requirements of Emergent Need payments to clients who did not meet the requirements. In addition, they used their work email address as their personal email address. Evidence also showed that attachments to personal emails included court and immigration documents which contained confidential information for non-state employees.

Result: A Final Order was entered on October 2, 2020 imposing a civil penalty of $5,000.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.160
2018-022 Bellevue College

Violation: Former Bellevue College Vice President for Administrative Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their position to influence the awarding of contracts, provided a specific contractor with special privileges, received gifts from a contractor and used state resources to support and promote their outside business.

Result: A Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order on Board Staff's Motion for Summary Judgment was entered on January 24, 2020.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.150
RCW 42.52.160
2018-021 Western Washington University

Violation: A Western Washington University employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their position to secure special privileges for another employee by not complying with standard recruitment practices.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on September 14, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $250.

$250 RCW 42.52.070
2018-020 Employment Security Department

Violation: A former Employment Security Department employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for their private benefit and gain. Evidence found that they used their state computer to conduct business for outside organizations.

Result: An agreed stipulation was entered on November 9, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2018-018 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Western State Hospital employee may have violated the Act when they used state resources for their private benefit and gain when they frequently accessed Facebook during the workday using their state computer.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on July 12, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2018-015 Green River Community College

Violation: A former Green River College employee may have violated the Ethics Act when they used state resources for their private benefit.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on July 12, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2018-014 Western Washington University

Violation: A Western Washington University employee misreported time worked, worked from home without authorization and used state resources for personal benefit, including outside business activities.

Result: A Final Order was issued on October 10, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $4,000.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2018-012 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Department of Social and Health Services employee was found to have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act for using state resources for personal benefit and by taking time off from work without submitting the proper leave slips.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on May 10, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2018-011 Department of Corrections

Violation: A former Office Assistant at the Olympic Corrections Center with the Department of Corrections violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by taking time off from work without submitting the proper leave slips.

Result: A final order of Default was entered on September 13, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2018-010 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Supervisor with the Department of Corrections may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they failed to submit leave for time take off work.

Result: A Stipulation was entered on November 9, 2018 imposing a civil penalty in the amount of $2,500 with $500 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2018-009 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Act by using state resources for private benefit or gain and by disclosing confidential information to a person not authorized to receive it.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on May 10, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $4,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.050
RCW 42.52.160
2018-008 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they attended a federally sponsored training and accepted payment in addition to their state salary.

Result: A Final Order was entered by the Board on December 17, 2019, imposing a civil penalty in the amount of $3,000.

3000 RCW 42.52.160
2018-006 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Department of Corrections employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for both personal benefit and for their outside employment.

Result: A Stipulation was entered on May 10, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $3,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.160
2018-002 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Physician Assistant at the Washington State Penitentiary may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they took time off from work without submitting the proper leave slips.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on January 11, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500 with $500 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2018-001 Washington Military Department

Violation: A former employee of the Washington Military Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for private benefit and gain and secured special privileges by using their state credit card to make unauthorized charges.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on November 9, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2017-076 Everett Community College

Violation: An Everett Community College employee, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private business as a proctor for standardized college and professional school admissions and professional licensing tests.

Result: A Stipulation was entered on November 9, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $4,000 with $2,000 suspended.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2017-075 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state vehicles for personal purposes including transporting a family member.

Result: The Board approved a Stipulated agreement on March 8, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,250 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2017-070 Grays Harbor College

Violation: A faculty member may have violated the Act when they required students to purchase a textbook that they co-authored with another faculty member.

Result: A Stipulation was approved on July 13, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500 with $1,000 suspended.

RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
RCW 42.52.070
2017-069 Grays Harbor College

Violation: A faculty member at Grays Harbor College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they required students to purchase a book that they co-authored with another Grays Harbor College faculty member.

Result: A Final Order was issued by the Board on April 17, 2019 imposing a civil penalty in the amount of $1,500.

1500 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
RCW 42.52.070
2017-068 Western Washington University

Violation: An Administrative Services Manager with the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western Washington University may have violated the Act when they ordered personal items using the Western Washington University Amazon Prime account. Evidence also indicated that they used state resources in support of their private business and used state owned equipment for personal use.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on May 11, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $4,000 with $2,000 suspended.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2017-062 Department of Transportation

Violation: A Maintenance Superintendent with Washington State Department of Transportation, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by receiving a special privilege from another employee when that employee issued a Commercial Driver Training Employer Certification to their son.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was approved on May 11, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.070
2017-059 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated several provisions of the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their position to access a DSHS client database for personal purposes.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was approved on July 13, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,250 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.050
RCW 42.52.070
2017-058 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they took time off from work without submitting the proper leave slips, used state resources for their personal benefit and gain and loaned money and gave gifts to some of their subordinates.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on November 9, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $5,000 with $1,800 suspended.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.160
2017-057 South Puget Sound Community College

Violation: An employee with South Puget Sound Community College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for their private benefit and gain.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was approved on January 12, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,250 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2017-054 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former employee with the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to promote their private outside business.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was approved on January 12, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2017-049 Seattle Central College

Violation: Director of the Seattle Maritime Academy at Seattle Central College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they allowed an employee to store and dock their personal boat on Seattle Maritime Academy property on a regular basis.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on May 11, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.070
2017-048 Seattle Maritime Academy

Violation: An employee with the Seattle Maritime Academy may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used the facility to store their personal boat and accessed the property to launch the boat.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on July 12, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $1,750.

1750 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2017-046 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Manager with Federal Funding for the Department of Social and Health Services Children's Administration may have violated the Act when they used state time and resources to conduct out of state peer reviews for a federal contractor and received compensation by the contractor in addition to their state salary.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on May 11, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $4,000 with $2,000 suspended.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.110
2017-044 University of Washington

Violation: Former faculty member with the University of Washington School of Medicine in the Department of Microbiology Primate Center, may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act related to inappropriate use of state resources, conflicts of interest and special privileges. Evidence indicated that they had their staff perform personal errands and schedule personal appointments for them, used their state computer and cell phone extensively for their personal use, including pornography and had a personal relationship with a subordinate.

Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 14, 2021 imposing a civil penalty of $25,000.

$25,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2017-026 University of Washington

Violation: A former University of Washington employee may have violated several sections of the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources in support of their outside business, secured special privileges for themself and others in using Harborview Medical Center to conduct personal outside business activities and received outside compensation for the performance of their official duties.

Result: A Stipulation and order was entered on November 9, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $27,500.

$27,500 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2017-024 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Department of Social and Health Services Social Service Specialist may have conducted activities incompatible with their official duties in regard to a DSHS client, that they provided a special privilege to that client and that they used state resources for the private benefit of themselves and another.

Result: An agreed Settlement was signed on November 17, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $8,000.

$8,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2017-023 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee with the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated RCW 42.52.160 when they used their state computer for their private benefit and gain.

Result: A stipulated agreement was signed on November 17, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2017-022 Community Colleges of Spokane

Violation: A former Community Colleges of Spokane supervisor may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used the College purchase card to make purchases that were personal in nature. Evidence indicated that questionable purchases exceeded $9,000.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on January 12, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $4,000.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2017-019 Health Care Authority

Violation: A former Medical Assistance Specialist with the Health Care Authority, may have violated several sections of the Ethics in Public Service Act by accessing confidential information within the HCA information systems for personal use and using state resources, computer, printer and time for their personal benefit.

Result: An agreed order was entered on September 13, 2019, imposing a civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.050
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2017-017 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated several sections of the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state computer resources for their private benefit and gain. Evidence showed nearly 94 hours of personal interest internet browsing over a ten-week period as well as extensive personal email use.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was approved on May 11, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2017-015 Department of Health

Violation: A Department of Health employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by taking time off from work without submitting the proper leave slips. Evidence indicated that on 204 of 221 days reviewed, the employee arrived late for work and failed to submit leave for 17 days not at work.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was approved on May 11, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $3,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.160
2017-012 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Department of Corrections supervisor took time off from work without submitting the proper leave slips and allowed a subordinate to take time off without requiring them to submit leave for their time off. Evidence indicates they received pay for at least 282 hours of time that they were not at work and did not submit the proper leave slips over a 5-month period.

Result: A settlement was approved on September 8, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $6,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$6,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.160
2017-009 Bellevue College

Violation: Athletic Director at Bellevue College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they scheduled Bellevue College gym rentals for their private interest groups and received a special privilege in regard to these personal outside business interests.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was approved on January 12, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500 with $750 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
2017-005 University of Washington

Violation: Former Dean and Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington School of Dentistry may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for their private benefit and gain by using state resources for their outside business. Evidence also indicated that they had a private interest in vendors and potential vendors used by the School of Dentistry.

Result: An agreed settlement was entered on November 17, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $6,000 with $2,000 suspended.

$6,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2017-002 Washington State University

Violation: An employee with Washington State University Pacific County Extension Office may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to conduct research for their personal benefit.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was approved on November 17, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $450.

$450 RCW 42.52.160
2016-092 Department of Transportation

Violation: A WSDOT Bridge Design Engineer agreed that they may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for their private benefit and gain in support of their outside employment as an adjunct faculty member of St. Martin's University.

Result: Settlement was approved on September 8, 2017, imposing a civil penalty of $4,500 with $2,500 suspended.

$4,500 RCW 42.52.160
2016-079 Employment Security Department

Violation: A former Employment Security Department employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for their private benefit and gain.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was approved on May 11, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2016-076 Department of Transportation

Violation: A Bridge Engineer with the Department of Transportation agreed that they may have used state resources to support two outside business activities.

Result: An agreed stipulation was approved on May 12, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $4,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.160
2016-075 Employment Security Department

Violation: A former Employment Security Department employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they accepted a post-state employment position with Monster Government Solutions, LLC. Monster had a contract with Employment Security and then worked under that contract providing training and support.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on November 9, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.080
2016-072 Department of Corrections

Violation: A PREA Compliance Manager may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain when they used a state vehicle for personal use on two separate occasions.

Result: A settlement agreement was approved on September 8, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2016-068 Department of Transportation

Violation: Director of Operations, Washington State Ferries, may have violated several sections of the Ethics in Public Service Act by allowing their spouse to use a ferry pass when they no longer had the privilege to do so and when they took time off to attend a golf tournament without submitting the proper leave and allowing their subordinates to do the same.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was approved on January 12, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $6,000 with $2,000 suspended.

$6,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2016-065 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: An Occupational Nurse Consultant agree that they may have used state resources for their private benefit and gain in support of their outside business and a charitable organization they founded.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on July 14, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $4,500 with $2,000 suspended.

$4,500 RCW 42.52.160
2016-063 Tacoma Community College

Violation: A former Public Safety officer may have violated RCW 42.52.160 when they used state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they were using their state computer to watch movies and browse the internet during shifts.

Result: A Stipulation was entered on July 13, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $1,250.

$1,250 RCW 42.52.160
2016-062 WA State Parks and Recreation Commission

Violation: A former Parks employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their position to secure a special privilege when they purchased state equipment for their outside business.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on May 12, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.070
2016-061 Employment Security Department

Violation: A WorkSource Specialist used state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence collected showed an excessive amount of time on the internet for non-work related use.

Result: A settlement was approved on September 8, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2016-059 Seattle Community College

Violation: A former Seattle College employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used the agency purchasing card for nearly 2,000 personal transactions over a 2 1/2-year period.

Result: A Final Order was issued on August 28, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $50,712 with $45,641 suspended.

$50,712 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2016-058 Eastern Washington State Historical Society

Violation: Former Executive Director for the Eastern Washington State Historical Society, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) may have violated several chapters of the Ethics in Public Service Act in actions that they made regarding the MAC and the MAC Foundation, a non-profit organization. They also used their position to secure a performance-based bonus for themself.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was approved on January 12, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $30,000.

$30,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2016-054 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee used state resources and their position to obtain travel expenses from one of the residential treatment providers to visit several of their treatment facilities after they were advised by management that they could not visit as a DSHS representative.

Result: A settlement was reached on September 8, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $3,500 with $1,750 suspended.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2016-053 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Physician's Assistant with the Department of Corrections used state resources for private benefit and gain by taking time off without submitting the proper leave requests. Evidence indicated that they took 210 hours off from work, was paid for the time and leave was not subtracted from their leave balance. They repaid the Department for all of the hours.

Result: Settlement approved on September 8, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2016-051 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Department of Corrections employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by taking personal time away from work without submitting the proper leave requests. Evidence shows that they received pay for at least 308 hours of time that they were not at work and did not submit the proper leave slips during a 5-month period.

Result: Settlement approved on September 8, 2017 with a civil penalty of $4,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.160
2016-049 Department of Transportation

Violation: A former Transportation Engineer used state resources for their private benefit and gain when they used a state ORCA card for their daily commute trips to and from work and for personal trips on their days off.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on July 14, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $750

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2016-046 Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises

Violation: A Management Analyst with the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises may have violated the Act when they used state resources for their personal benefit and gain. This is their second ethics violation within 5 years.

Result: A settlement agreement was imposed on November 18, 2016 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 and reinstating the $1,000 suspended portion in his previous case.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.160
2016-044 Department of Enterprise Services

Violation: A Contract Specialist with the Department of Enterprise Services used state resources for private benefit and gain and provided themself with a special privilege. Evidence showed that they continued to use parking privileges after stopping their payroll deduction.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on July 14, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500 with $750 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2016-043 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they had an inappropriate relationship with a client on their assigned caseload.

Result: A Stipulated agreement was approved by on January 12, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $5,000

$5,000 RCW 42.52.020
2016-041 Washington Traffic Safety Commission

Violation: A Deputy Director with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission may have violated the Act by using state resources for personal benefit and gain by using resources to further their outside business interests and for working on continuing education not related to their job duties.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on September 9, 2016 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2016-037 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former nursing assistant at Yakima Valley School shared protected health information of two residents when they posted pictures of them on Snapchat.

Result: A Final order of Default was entered on January 12, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.050
2016-034 Health Care Authority

Violation: Former HCA employee sent confidential information to an unauthorized recipient on at least ten occasions and accessed a confidential DSHS computer system to obtain information regarding relatives and shared that information with others without authorization.

Result: Following an enforcement hearing, a Final Order was issued on January 8, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $50,000.

$50,000 RCW 42.52.050
2016-033 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Application Developer with the Department of Social and Health Services violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer for extensive internet browsing, including viewing pornography, used their state computer for extensive personal file storage, including pornography, and for using their state computer for the personal gain or special privilege of another.

Result: A Final Order was issued on March 13, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $14,000.

$14,000 RCW 42.52.160
2016-030 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Habilitation Planner with the Department of Social and Health Services used state resources for private benefit and gain by browsing YouTube videos, Facebook and other personal websites.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on May 12, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,250 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2016-027 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Habilitation Plan Administrator with the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and gain.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on May 12, 2917 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,250 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2016-024 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Developmental Disability Administrator with the Department of Social and Health Services used state resources to work on outside club activities and to browse the internet for shopping, banking, entertainment and to access their personal email account.

Result: A settlement agreement was approved on March 24, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2016-018 Bellevue College

Violation: The President of Bellevue College agree that they may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they engaged in activities incompatible with public duties and received a special privilege when their spouse acted as an agent and received a sales commission in a real estate transaction involving one of their direct reports.

Result: A Stipulated agreement was approved on July 14, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
2016-017 Department of Ecology

Violation: A Forms and Records Analyst with the Department of Ecology may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal benefit.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on July 14, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500 with $750 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2016-016 Department of Health

Violation: An IT Specialist with the Department of Health may have used state resources for private benefit and gain by continually arriving late for work and leaving prior to the end of their shift without submitting leave.

Result: A stipulated agreement was approved on May 12, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $1,200.

$1,200 RCW 42.52.160
2016-015 Big Bend College

Violation: A Criminal Justice and Psychology Faculty member at Big Bend College agreed that they may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used the state email system in support of their political campaign for city council.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on July 14, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.180
2016-014 Western Washington University

Violation: A Western Washington University employee agreed that they may have violated several sections of the Ethics in Public Service Act when they extensively used state resources for an outside nonprofit, outside-compensated employment and their 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
2016-010 Employment Security Department

Violation: A WorkSource Specialist with Employment Security Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state email account to send and receive personal emails.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on July 14, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2016-009 Department of Enterprise Services

Violation: A Department of Enterprise Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they continued to use carpool parking privileges for two years after their carpool ended.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on March 24, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500 with $750 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2015-081 Department of Natural Resources

Violation: An Engineering Aide with the Department of Natural Resources may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer and time browsing the internet for non-work-related reasons and to manage their personal business. A review of their internet activity over a period of 50 working days revealed that 92% of their website visits were for personal use.

Result: An Order of Default was entered on September 8, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $4,000.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.160
2015-078 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee with the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer to browse the internet for non-work-related purposes. Evidence indicated that they used the internet for personal reasons at least 38 days over a 4-month period. In addition, they used the FamLink program for non-work-related personal reasons.

Result: An Order of Default was entered on September 8, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2015-073 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A former Labor and Industries employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for their personal benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that they used a state vehicle for personal use, had subordinates drive to personal appointments, errands and on shopping trips. They also had subordinates do work for them at their residence, dog sit while on vacation and purchase items from them such as jewelry and vitamins.

Result: An agreed stipulation was approved on September 9, 2016 imposing a civil penalty of $4,000.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2015-072 Department of Corrections

Violation: A former Corrections Specialist with the Department of Corrections may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they took personal time away from work without submitting the proper leave slips. Evidence indicated that they were paid for 5 days in which they did not work.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on May 12, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2015-061 Department of Health

Violation: A Facility Planner with the Department of Health may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to conduct work in support of their outside business and conducted personal outside business activities with a contracted vendor.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on July 14, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $3,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2015-060 The Evergreen State College

Violation: A faculty member at The Evergreen State College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they promoted a fundraising event for a Seattle City Councilmember running for reelection during a commencement ceremony held at the College.

Result: A settlement was approved on November 18, 2016 imposing a civil penalty of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.180
2015-057 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Department of Corrections employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they accepted a gift of Mariner's tickets from an agency contracted vendor.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on March 24, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500 with $750 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.150
2015-056 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Warehouse Operator Supervisor with the Department of Corrections may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they accepted a gift from an agency contracted vendor. Evidence indicated that they accepted free tickets to a Mariner's game including space in a suite and free parking for the event.

Result: A Stipulated agreement was approved on July 14, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.150
2015-055 Wenatchee Valley College

Violation: A Custodial Supervisor at Wenatchee Valley College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer to listen to music and watch videos for many hours during their workday. Evidence indicated that they streamed music and YouTube videos for over 24 hours during a 4-month period and visited several shopping and entertainment websites.

Result: An Order of Default was entered on September 8, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2015-052 Grays Harbor College

Violation: A former Program Manager with Grays Harbor College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state laptop computer for non-work-related internet searches and browsing.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on July 14, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2015-049 Bellevue College

Violation: A former Director of Public Safety at Bellevue College violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their position to have one of their subordinates provide personal transportation for themselves and used an employee under their supervision to sell their personal property as well as state property that belonged to Bellevue College.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on May 11, 2018 imposing a civil penalty of $10,000.

$10,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2015-041 Department of Corrections

Violation: An employee at Coyote Ridge Correctional Center may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they provided a special privilege to inmates by allowing them to use their office phone to make personal calls. An investigation revealed that during a 5-month period the total number of calls made for offenders totaled 360.

Result: A settlement agreement was approved on March 24, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2015-040 Central Washington University

Violation: A Lecturer at Central Washington University may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when their campaign sent an email to some Central Washington staff and faculty and by using state resources for private benefit.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on March 24, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
RCW 42.52.180
2015-039 Health Care Authority

Violation: A former employee of the Health Care Authority may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for private benefit and gain. Evidence collected showed that they created and stored personal documents and sent and received emails of a personal nature.

Result: A settlement agreement was approved on March 24, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $250.

$250 RCW 42.52.160
2015-033 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former employee at Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by spending time and computer resources visiting online shopping sites to make personal purchases.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on November 18, 2016 imposing a civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2015-032 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Chaplin for the Washington Corrections Center for Women may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to browse the internet for personal benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that over the course of 26 days, approximately 800 minutes of internet browsing appeared to be non-work related.

Result: A settlement agreement was approved on March 24, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2015-031 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Department of Social and Health Services supervisor may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they had an interest that directly conflicted with the proper discharge of their duties and secured a special privilege when they arranged to have their subordinate provide them with free legal services.

Result: A Final Order was issued on January 3, 2019 imposing a civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
2015-029 Bellevue College

Violation: The Vice President of Information Resources at Bellevue College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by entering into a contract between Bellevue College and their brother for consulting services.

Result: A settlement agreement was approved on March 24, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,250 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
2015-025 Department of Enterprise Services

Violation: A former employee of the Department of Enterprise Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for their personal benefit.

Result: Settlement approved on January 15, 2016 with a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2015-024 Department of Ecology

Violation: A Regional Director with the Department of Ecology may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they provided a special privilege and created a conflict of interest by participating in the hiring process that ultimately resulted in the hiring of two of their friends.

Result: A settlement agreement was approved on March 24, 2017 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
2015-023 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Department of Corrections employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their position to influence the placement of their son within a state program.

Result: Settlement approved September 11, 2015 with a civil penalty of $750.

$750 RCW 42.52.070
2015-009 Western Washington University

Violation: A former IT Specialist with Western Washington University may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal benefit. Evidence showed that they used their state computer for personal use on approximately 54% of workdays 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
2014-095 Department of Health

Violation: A former Medicare Certification Specialist with the Department of Health violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state computer resources for personal benefit and gain, including to support their outside business as a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Result: A Final Order of Default was approved on November 18, 2016 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2014-093 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Community Corrections Officer with the Department of Corrections may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for their personal benefit by visiting non-work-related websites including sites in which they would be compensated for providing product feedback.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on November 18, 2016 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2014-088 University of Washington

Violation: A former Anesthesia Technician at the University of Washington Medical Center may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state computer resources and time to support and promote their 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
2014-085 Wenatchee Valley College

Violation: A Biology Professor with Wenatchee Valley College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for their personal benefit and gain in support of their homeschooling business.

Result: Settlement approved on July 8, 2016 imposing a penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2014-083 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Recreation Supervisor at Echo Glenn may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal benefit and gain in regard to their involvement in 4-H of Snohomish County. Evidence also found that they entered into a personal contract with a film company for the production of a motion picture based upon the Canine Connection program at Echo Glen in which they would be paid directly by the film company.

Result: An agreed settlement was approved on September 9, 2016 imposing a civil penalty of $8,000 with $4,000 suspended.

$8,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2014-080 Pierce College

Violation: An employee of Pierce College violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer to browse the internet for 875 minutes over 28 days and used their 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 may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their 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
2014-078 Washington State University

Violation: A Washington State University employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for their personal benefit in regard to their personal business.

Result: Settlement approved on March 18, 2016 for a civil penalty of $1,500 with $500 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2014-072 Department of Natural Resources

Violation: An employee of the Department of Natural Resources may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for personal benefit when they used their state issued cell phone and computer to exchange an extensive amount of text messages and emails with a coworker.

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

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2014-071 Department of Natural Resources

Violation: A former employee of the Department of Natural Resources may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit when they used their state issued cell phone and computer to exchange an extensive amount of text messages and emails with a coworker.

Result: Settlement approved on March 13, 2015 for a civil penalty of $1,750.

$1,750 RCW 42.52.160
2014-068 Department of Corrections

Violation: An employee of the Department of Corrections may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources to promote and sell Omnitrition products.

Result: Settlement approved on January 15, 2016 for a civil penalty of $1,500 with $750 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2014-065 Department of Corrections

Violation: A former Department of Corrections employee was found to have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources (agency time, computer and email) during work hours to work on their college coursework and to manage their vacation rental property.

Result: A final order was entered on April 29th, 2016 imposing a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2014-064 Employment Security Department

Violation: A former Unemployment Specialist with Employment Security Department violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they stored an excessive amount of personal data on their state computer, including pictures, music, movies and documents. They also used agency time and resources for non-work-related activities via the internet on topics such as society and culture, shopping, streaming videos and entertainment.

Result: An Order of Default was approved on November 18, 2016 imposing a civil penalty of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2014-059 Department of Transportation

Violation: The former Director of Operations with the Department of Transportation may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act in their efforts to influence the outcome of an internal investigation involving their son.

Result: Settlement approved on May 13, 2016 for a civil penalty of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
2014-056 Washington Military Department

Violation: A Military Department employee was found to have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state issued cell phone for personal texting and phone calls, to download and play games and to browse the internet.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on July 17, 2015 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2014-050 Tacoma Community College

Violation: An employee of Tacoma Community College may have violated they Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit and their outside business.

Result: Settlement approved on September 11, 2015 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2014-047 WA State Potato Commission

Violation: The Executive Director of the Washington State Potato Commission may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to assist in a political campaign.

Result: Settlement approved on March 13, 2015 for a civil penalty of $4,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.160
RCW 42.52.180
2014-045 Community Colleges of Spokane

Violation: The Human Resources Director with Community Colleges of Spokane may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they hired their child for a part-time hourly position within their department.

Result: Settlement approved on July 17, 2015 for a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
2014-044 Community Colleges of Spokane

Violation: An employee with Community Colleges of Spokane may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they hired their child for a part-time hourly job with the Human Resources Department.

Result: Settlement approved on July 17, 2015 for a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
2014-043 Community Colleges of Spokane

Violation: Chief Administration and Human Resource Officer with Community Colleges of Spokane may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by hiring their son for a part-time hourly job within the Human Resources Department.

Result: An agreed stipulation was entered on July 17, 2015 imposing a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,250 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
2014-042 Western State Hospital

Violation: An employee with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Western State Hospital may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they took time off from work without submitting the proper leave slips. They received pay for approximately 129 hours of time that they were not at work.

Result: Settlement approved on July 8, 2016 for a civil penalty of $3,500 with $1,750 suspended.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.160
2014-041 Western State Hospital

Violation: An employee with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Western State Hospital may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they took time off from work without submitting the proper leave slips. They received pay for approximately 73.85 hours of time that they were not at work.

Result: Settlement approved on May 13, 2016 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2014-040 Wenatchee Valley College

Violation: An employee of Wenachee Valley Community College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they left work during their assigned shift and did not submit the appropriate amount of leave.

Result: Settlement approved on September 11, 2015 for a civil penalty of $1,500 with $500 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2014-038 Pierce College

Violation: An employee with Pierce College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for their personal benefit when they used their 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 may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for their personal benefit when they used their 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
2014-036 Department of Corrections

Violation: An employee with the Department of Corrections may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by taking personal time away from work without submitting the proper leave requests

Result: Settlement approved on January 15, 2016 for a civil penalty of $5,500 with $2,250 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2014-035 Department of Corrections

Violation: An employee of the Department of Corrections may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for their personal benefit and conducting activities incompatible with their official duties when they purchased a vehicle from one of their subordinates.

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

$1,500 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.160
2014-028 Department of Transportation

Violation: An employee of the Department of Transportation may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal benefit. Evidence indicated that they used the states' computer system to promote their book, including adding a graphic and a direct link to a shopping website where people could purchase the book, in their official WSDOT signature block.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2014 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2014-026 Department of Natural Resources

Violation: A former employee of the Department of Natural Resources may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they accepted employment with Yakima Valley Orchards and Allen Brothers (YVO) where they manage several leases between the company and the Department of Natural Resources.

Result: Settlement approved on September 11, 2015 for a civil penalty of $750.

$750 RCW 42.52.080
2014-023 Department of Corrections

Violation: An employee of the Department of Corrections may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they transported their spouse, a non-state employee, to work in their assigned state vehicle.

Result: Settlement approved on November 14, 2014 for a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2014-022 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal benefit. Evidence indicated that they sent and received personal email, visited numerous shopping sites on the internet, downloaded music, picture and movie files.

Result: Settlement approved on November 14, 2014 for a civil penalty of $4,000 with $2,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2014-015 WA State Historical Society

Violation: An employee of the Washington State Historical Society may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal benefit. Evidence indicated that they used a state purchased iPad and Samsung cell phone as their personal devices. In addition, they used state resources in support of a non-profit organization.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2014 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2014-014 Central Washington University

Violation: An employee of Central Washington University may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for their personal outside business. Evidence indicated that they would spend time at their place of business during times they were on duty as a police officer and used their state computer for their outside business.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2014 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2014-009 Department of Early Learning

Violation: An employee of the Department of Early Learning may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used a state vehicle for their personal benefit. Evidence indicated that they checked out a state vehicle for a conference and was unable to account for 482 miles traveled.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2014 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2014-008 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they failed to notify their supervisor that their sister-in-law had applied for a position within their department. Evidence indicated that their sister-in-law went through the normal hiring process and was not afforded any special privilege.

Result: Settlement approved on July 14, 2014 for a Letter of Instruction, including a requirement to complete the Ethics Challenge.

Letter of Instruction RCW 42.52.020
2014-006 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state internet access for their personal benefit. Evidence indicated that over a 4-month period they used the internet for personal use over 1,000 minutes per month.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2014 for a civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2014-005 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee of the Department of Social and Health Service may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for their personal benefit and allowed other employees that they supervised to access the internet for their personal benefit.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2014 for a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,250 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2014-004 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for their personal outside business as a sports official.

Result: Settlement approved on November 14, 2014 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,250 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2014-003 Washington State Patrol

Violation: An employee of the Washington State Patrol may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they allowed their child and friend into a Seattle Seahawks playoff game without tickets.

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

$1,000 RCW 42.52.070
2013-051 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee of the Department of the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for their outside business. Records indicated that although they received a few emails prior to 2010 supporting their outside business, there was no evidence of recent use.

Result: Settlement approved on May 9, 2014 for a Letter of Instruction, including completing the online Ethics Challenge.

Letter of Instruction RCW 42.52.160
2013-049 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they accepted gifts from a vendor and by participating in a football pool where it was possible to win cash and prizes.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2014 for a civil penalty of $1,500 with $750 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.150
RCW 42.52.160
2013-048 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to purchase plane tickets and sent over 60 emails to friends and family in a one-year period.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2014 for a civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2013-045 Department of Transportation

Violation: An employee of the Department of Transportation may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to promote/support an outside business of which they were a board member. Records indicated that they used their state computer and official job title while corresponding with another state agency regarding a non-profit.

Result: Settlement approved on May 9, 2014 for a civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2013-043 Superintendent of Public Instruction

Violation: A former Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to conduct and promote their outside business.

Result: Settlement approved on January 10, 2014 for a civil penalty of $2,750.

$2,750 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2013-041 Department of Licensing

Violation: A former employee of the Department of Licensing may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they accepted employment with a vendor on a contract that they helped administer while employed with the state.

Result: Settlement approved on March 14, 2014 for a civil penalty of $750.

$750 RCW 42.52.080
2013-037 University of Washington

Violation: A former employee of the University of Washington may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using GEAR UP grant money for their private benefit and gain when they 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
2013-032 Department of Transportation

Violation: An employee of Washington State Ferries may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to conduct union business.

Result: Settlement approved on January 10, 2014, of a Letter of Instruction.

Letter of Instruction RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2013-031 Department of Transportation

Violation: An employee of Washington State Ferries may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to conduct internal union business.

Result: Settlement approved on January 10, 2014 of a Letter of Instruction.

Letter of Instruction RCW 42.52.160
2013-029 Department of Transportation

Violation: An employee of Washington State Ferries may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to conduct internal union business.

Result: Settlement approved on January 10. 2014 of a Letter of Instruction.

Letter of Instruction RCW 42.52.160
2013-024 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for their personal benefit when they submitted false mileage reimbursement claims and when they took time off from work without submitting the proper leave requests.

Result: Settlement approved on July 11, 2014 for a civil penalty of $1,500 and an additional $1,170 in restitution to the Department of Social and Health Services.

$4,750 RCW 42.52.160
2013-022 Pierce College

Violation: A former employee of Pierce College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they hired their spouse as a part-time instructor. Evidence indicated that they hired their spouse to teach classes at Pierce College and they were hired by them 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
2013-019 The Evergreen State College

Violation: An employee of The Evergreen State College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal benefit. Evidence indicated that they used their state computer and email system to support their 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
2013-018 Department of Ecology

Violation: A former employee of the Department of Ecology may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain. Evidence indicated they used state resources to schedule and conduct massages for massage therapy certification.

Result: Settlement approved on January 10, 2014 for a civil penalty of $1,950.

$1,950 RCW 42.52.160
2013-017 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain. Evidence indicated that they accepted honoraria from pharmaceutical companies to promote their products and used their influence to promote their products to the state.

Result: Settlement approved on May 9, 2014 for a civil penalty of $10,000 with $2,500 suspended.

$10,000 RCW 42.52.160
2013-016 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: An employee of the Department of Labor and Industries may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal interests.

Result: Settlement approved on November 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $1,500 with $800 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2013-011 Employment Security Department

Violation: An employee of the Department of Employment Security may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal benefit. Evidence indicated that they used their state computer to correspond with a builder, contractor and insurance agency while having a home built.

Result: Settlement approved on January10, 2014 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,250 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2013-009 Washington Military Department

Violation: An employee of the Military Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain. Evidence indicated that they falsified time and attendance records and did not submit required leave requests.

Result: Settlement approved on May 9, 2014 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,750 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2013-007 Department of Corrections

Violation: An employee of the Department of Corrections may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal benefit. Evidence indicated that over a 20-day work period they used the state's computer system for over 30 hours of non-work-related business.

Result: Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2013-006 Green River Community College

Violation: An employee at Green River Community College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to promote or support an outside organization by using the agency's email system and fax machine to send/receive correspondence regarding a non-agency matter.

Result: Settlement approved on November 8, 2013 for Letter of Instruction in lieu of a civil penalty.

Letter of Instruction RCW 42.52.160
2013-005 Bates Technical College

Violation: A former employee of Bates Technical College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they hired their spouse to teach classes at Bates and, in turn, their spouse hired them to teach classes at Pierce 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
2013-004 Employment Security Department

Violation: An employee of the Employment Security Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal business to visit internet sites beyond the de minimis use standard.

Result: Settlement approved on November 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $4,500 with $2,000 suspended. She was also ordered to immendiately pay and outstanding $250 penalty from a previous stipulation.

$4,500 RCW 42.52.160
2013-003 Employment Security Department

Violation: An employee of the Employment Security Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal interests.

Result: Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,750 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2013-001 Department of Corrections

Violation: An employee of the Monroe Correctional Center with the Department of Corrections may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to promote their political campaign for a Monroe City Council position.

Result: Settlement approved on May 10, 2013 for a civil penalty of $1,250 with $500 suspended.

$1,250 RCW 42.52.160
RCW 42.52.180
2012-077 Employment Security Department

Violation: A former employee with the Employment Security Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to further their outside interpreting services. They also stored over 800 non-work-related audio files, 28 video files and 1,964 non-work-related photos on their state computer.

Result: Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-075 Highline College

Violation: A former employee of Highline Community College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to promote their outside custodial business, hired their subordinates to work for them and used agency equipment and resources to further their private business.

Result: Settlement approved on November 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $8,000.

$8,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
2012-074 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they sold Scentsy Candle products to clients under their control and used their position to sign and approve payments for these candles, personally benefitting from these sales.

Result: An agreed Stipulation was entered on July 11, 2014 imposing a civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
RCW 42.52.070
2012-071 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee with the Department of Social and Health Services violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state issued cell phone to place or receive 325 personal calls during a 24-month period of time, for over 1,000 minutes and incurring over $100 in long distance and roaming charges.

Result: Settlement approved on November 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
2012-069 Clark College

Violation: An employee with Clark College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to promote their outside employment of proctoring tests at the college.

Result: Settlement approved on July 16, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,500 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-068 Clark College

Violation: An employee with Clark College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to promote their outside employment proctoring tests at the college as well as other personal business.

Result: Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2012-067 Clark College

Violation: An employee with Clark College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to promote their outside employment of proctoring tests at the college.

Result: Settlement approved on July 16, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,500 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-066 Clark College

Violation: An employee with Clark College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to promote their outside employment proctoring tests at the college.

Result: Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,750 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-065 Clark College

Violation: An employee of Clark College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to conduct an outside business. They also used the state's computer system to send/receive email regarding their employment with the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies for proctoring their tests and provided them a special privilege by allowing them to use the college's assessment center without paying a fee.

Result: Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $4,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.160
2012-063 Employment Security Department

Violation: A former employee with the Employment Security Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to set up an experience rating account in the TAXIS database for Best Buffet Restaurant and established it as a partial successor to Seattle Seafood Buffet, businesses which they are identified as a buyer.

Result: A Final Order of Default was entered on November 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $750.

$750 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
2012-062 Employment Security Department

Violation: A former employee with the Employment Security Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to conduct an outside business. Records indicated that they used the agency's computer to send and receive email regarding his outside consulting business and his outside employment with Dale Carnegie Training.

Result: Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2012-061 Department of Natural Resources

Violation: An employee with the Department of Natural Resources was found to have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer to purchase an item from Craigslist.

Result: Settlement approved on January 11, 2013 for a civil penalty of $100.

$100 RCW 42.52.160
2012-060 Department of Corrections

Violation: An employee with the Department of Corrections was found to have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to send an email from work to members of the Spokane City Council and the West Central Neighborhood Council in support of local business owners.

Result: Settlement approved on January 11, 2013 for a civil penalty of $100 and a Letter of Instruction.

$100 RCW 42.52.160
2012-058 Central Washington University

Violation: An employee with Central Washington University may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources to support a political candidate for Superior Court Judge.

Result: Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $1,500 with $500 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2012-057 University of Washington

Violation: A Multimedia Production Technician with the University of Washington may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used agency multimedia equipment to produce a private film that they 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
2012-056 Washington State Patrol

Violation: A former employee of the Washington State Patrol may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their position to have two personal parking citations dismissed, that they claimed working overtime hours when they were not even at the work site and awarded themself a majority of available overtime instead of using a rotational list.

Result: Settlement approved on January 10, 2014 for a civil penalty of $60,000.

$60,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2012-055 Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Violation: The Lieutenant Governor may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources and staff to support a non-profit organization that they established and for which they were the acting president during all relevant time periods.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2014 for a civil penalty of $15,000 with $5,000 suspended.

$15,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2012-054 South Puget Sound Community College

Violation: A former Welding Lab Tech with South Puget Sound Community College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for their personal financial gain and that they provided a special privilege to themself and some students by using and allowing them the use of the colleges welding shop after hours and on weekends to complete their personal projects.

Result: A final order was signed on July 3, 2014 imposing a civil penalty of $3,056.

$3,056 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2012-053 South Puget Sound Community College

Violation: A former employee of South Puget Sound Community College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they allowed a select group of students the use of the welding shop after hours and allowed a tech to make copper roses, for their personal benefit, during class time and while getting paid as a lab tech.

Result: Settlement approved on March 14, 2014 for a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2012-051 The Evergreen State College

Violation: An employee of The Evergreen State College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they recommended the College hire their friend to fill a position they created, lived with and incurred a financial obligation with that friend when they 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
2012-050 Tacoma Community College

Violation: An employee with Tacoma Community College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using their state computer to conduct personal business in regard to Pampered Chef and ItWorks.

Result: Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-049 Washington Military Department

Violation: An employee with the Emergency Management Division with the Military Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to track personal finances and visited hundreds of websites that were not work related.

Result: Settlement approved on May 10, 2013 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2012-048 Washington Military Department

Violation: An employee with the Washington State Military Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for their personal benefit.

Result: A Final Order and Judgment was entered on July 16, 2013 for a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2012-047 Washington Military Department

Violation: An employee with the Washington Military Department's Emergency Management Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal benefit.

Result: Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-046 Washington Military Department

Violation: A former employee with the Washington Military Department's Emergency Management Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain.

Result: Settlement approved on January 10, 2014 for a civil penalty of $500, of which the full amount was waived due to a significant health issue.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-045 Washington Military Department

Violation: An employee with the Washington Military Department's Emergency Management Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for private gain.

Result: Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,500 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-044 Washington Military Department

Violation: An employee with the Washington Military Department's Emergency Management Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain.

Result: Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2012-043 Washington Military Department

Violation: An employee with the Washington Military Department's Emergency Management Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain.

Result: Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-042 Washington Military Department

Violation: An employee with the Washington Military Department's Emergency Management Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain.

Result: Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-041 Washington Military Department

Violation: A former Military Department employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to conduct personal business activities related to their outside employment.

Result: Settlement approved on November 9, 2012 for a civil penalty of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-040 Washington State University

Violation: A professor with Washington State University may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for personal gain in support of two outside business ventures.

Result: Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2012-037 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An Assistant Fire Chief with the Department of Social and Health Services Special Commitment Center may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain and for using their position to secure a special privilege.

Result: Settlement approved on May 10, 2013 for a civil penalty of $9,000.

$9,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2012-035 University of Washington

Violation: An employee with the University of Washington may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used the agency's computer to access non-work-related sites on a recurring basis that was more than de minimis in nature. They spent at least 28 hours visiting sites on their state computer that were not job-related and was paid overtime on the days where they were 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 may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used the agency's computer to access non-work-related sites on a recurring basis that was more than de minimis in nature. They spent at least 109 hours on their state computer visiting sites that were not job-related. During the days they were pursuing this personal business, they also requested and received paid overtime to accomplish their 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
2012-033 WA State Parks and Recreation Commission

Violation: An employee with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they took property belonging to a state park for personal use and used a state car for personal benefit.

Result: Settlement approved on November 9, 2012 for a civil penalty of $450.

$450 RCW 42.52.160
2012-032 Clover Park Technical College

Violation: An employee with Clover Park Technical College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer and email to promote an outside business.

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

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-031 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee with the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for private gain by using the state's underground parking garage to store personal vehicles.

Result: Settlement approved on January 11, 2013 for a civil penalty of $4,000 with $2,000 suspended.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2012-025 The Evergreen State College

Violation: An employee with The Evergreen State College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to promote an outside business that their spouse owned.

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

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-024 Washington State University

Violation: A former Washington State University employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by conducting activities incompatible with their public duties and post-state employment.

Result: A final order was entered on April 1, 2014 for a civil penalty in the amount of $4,000.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.080
2012-013 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A former Department of Labor and Industries employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain. Evidence indicated that knowing they were going to retire, they used state funds to purchase seminar materials and took them with them when they left state service.

Result: Settlement approved on March 14, 2014 for a civil penalty of $1,000 and an additional $2,480 in restitution to the agency for the original cost of the materials.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2012-012 Employment Security Department

Violation: An employee with the Employment Security Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their SCAN card to make over 100 personal phone calls.

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

$250 RCW 42.52.160
2012-011 Employment Security Department

Violation: An employee with the Employment Security Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state issued cell phone for hundreds of personal calls while on annual leave.

Result: Settlement approved on September 14, 2012 for a civil penalty of $1,250 with $250 suspended.

$1,250 RCW 42.52.160
2012-010 Employment Security Department

Violation: An employee with the Employment Security Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer for personal use.

Result: Settlement approved on November 9, 2012 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-009 Employment Security Department

Violation: An employee with the Employment Security Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain.

Result: Settlement approved on July 13, 2012 for a civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2012-008 Employment Security Department

Violation: An employee for the Employment Security Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain.

Result: Settlement approved on November 9, 2012 for a civil penalty of $1,200.

$1,200 RCW 42.52.160
2012-007 Employment Security Department

Violation: An Interviewer for the Employment Security Department may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain.

Result: Settlement approved on September 14, 2012 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,500 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2012-004 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to conduct a personal real estate business and visited other non-work-related websites.

Result: Settlement approved on July 13, 2012 for a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2012-003 WA State Criminal Justice Training Center

Violation: The former Executive Director of the Washington State Criminial Justice Training Center may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they allowed an outside non-profit organization the use of state facilities and their staff to conduct meetings, used state resources for their outside employment, purchased wall art from their relative's business and gave free tickets (valued at $400 each) to their relative and a friend.

Result: Settlement approved on September 14, 2012 for a civil penalty of $12,500.

$12,500 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2011-042 Department of Transportation

Violation: An employee of the Department of Transportation may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used the tire service station to service tires on their personal vehicle.

Result: Settlement approved on March 16, 2012 issuing a Letter of Instruction in lieu of a monetary fine.

Letter of Instruction RCW 42.52.160
2011-036 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state issued computer to visit sites on the internet and sent/received emails directly related to their outside business as a musician in a local band.

Result: Settlement approved on March 16, 2012 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2011-035 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: An employee of the Department of Labor and Industries may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources on 1,580 hits on non-work-related websites over an 8-month period and stored nearly 400 non-work-related emails on their computer over a 6-month period.

Result: Settlement approved on March 16, 2012 for a civil penalty of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2011-034 Department of Personnel

Violation: A former Department of Personnel employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they made excessive phone calls and conducted business for an outside dance academy and photography studio.

Result: Settlement approved on July 13, 2012 for a civil penalty of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2011-033 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Support Enforcement Officer for the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain and to conduct a personal business.

Result: Settlement approved on September 14, 2012 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2011-032 Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises

Violation: An employee of Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain when they used their state computer to day trade and visit NASDAQ.

Result: Settlement approved on July 13, 2012 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2011-031 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state issued computer to visit sites on the internet which were directly related to their outside employment as an art instructor.

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

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2011-030 University of Washington

Violation: An employee of University of Washington Medical Center employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they provided a special privilege and engaged in activities incompatible with public duties when they participated in the hiring process of their relative.

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
2011-029 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Department of Corrections employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain.

Result: Settlement approved on January 13, 2012 for a Civil penalty of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2011-020 Washington Military Department

Violation: A former Military Department employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for outside employment.

Result: Settlement approved on July 13, 2012 for a civil penalty of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
2011-018 The Evergreen State College

Violation: The Executive Director of The Evergreen State College, Tacoma Campus may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state their state computer for personal benefit and used their 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
2011-015 Department of Corrections

Violation: An employee with the Department of Corrections was found to have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to promote and support an outside non-profit organization. They were also found to have engaged in outside employment which involved the use of state resources for their private benefit or gain.

Result: A Final Order was issued on February 25, 2013 for a civil penalty of $17,000 with $3,600 suspended.

$17,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2011-012 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to lobby.

Result: Settlement approved on November 18, 2011 issuing a Letter of Instruction in lieu of a monetary fine.

Letter of Instruction RCW 42.52.160
2011-005 Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises

Violation: An Administrative Support Manager for the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their position to provide a special privilege to family members. Evidence indicated that they suggested the agency adopt a family for the holidays but following the collection of money and gifts and delivery to the family in need, agency staff found out that the family was the manager's immediate family.

Result: Settlement approved on September 14, 2012 for a civil penalty of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.070
2011-004 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to further an outside business.

Result: Settlement approved on November 18, 2011for a civil penalty of $250.

$250 RCW 42.52.160
2011-002 Department of Transportation

Violation: An employee of the Department of Transportation may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for personal gain when they used their state computer during breaks and lunchtime to read and edit a novel they were writing and sent and received 1,618 personal emails over a period of six months.

Result: Settlement approved on March 16, 2012 for a civil penalty of $4,000 with $2,800 suspended.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.160
2011-001 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer to access non-work-related websites and pursue outside business transactions.

Result: Settlement approved on November 18, 2011 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2010-083 Department of Transportation

Violation: A Department of Transportation employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they failed to report leave and used state resources for personal benefit.

Result: Settlement approved on March 16, 2012 for a Civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2010-077 Spokane Falls Community College

Violation: A Spokane Falls Community College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they did not work all of their contract hours, filed false hourly time sheets and used their state computer for personal benefit.

Result: Settlement approved on September 9, 2011for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2010-072 Western Washington University

Violation: A Western Washington University employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they failed to follow state travel regulations and used their position to secure time off without submitting leave requests to account for their 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
2010-071 Employment Security Department

Violation: An Employment Security Department employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to send an email to veterans in Southwest Washington to promote a campaign event for US Senator Patty Murray.

Result: Settlement approved on March 11, 2011for a Civil penalty of $1,500 with $500 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2010-069 Department of Natural Resources

Violation: An employee with the Department of Natural Resources may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they provided themselves a special privilege and improper use of state resources when they purchased shop supplies from a vendor not contracted with the state, when they received discounts from that vendor on personal purchases, for doing business with a non-contracted vendor whose account manager was a family member and for using shop supplies and facility to complete work on personal vehicles.

Result: Settlement approved on July 16, 2013 for a civil penalty of $7,000.

$7,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2010-068 Department of Natural Resources

Violation: A former employee with the Department of Natural Resources may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain. Evidence indicated that they had an outside relationship with a vendor that they approved purchases from at higher prices and allowed the vendor onto state property to provide service to DNR employee personal vehicles, providing them a special privilege.

Result: Settlement approved on March 14, 2014 for a civil penalty of $5,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2010-067 Department of Natural Resources

Violation: An employee with the Department of Natural Resources may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they provided themselves a special privilege and improper use of state resources when they granted themselves and others when they established a personal business relationship with a vendor.

Result: Final Order issued on June 14, 2014 for a civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2010-065 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Department of Social and Health Service, Developmental Disability Division employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they worked simultaneously for a private non-profit organization during their scheduled state work hours.

Result: Settlement approved on March 11, 2011for a Civil penalty of $10,000.

$10,000 RCW 42.52.160
2010-062 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Department of Corrections employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal benefit.

Result: Settlement approved on March 11, 2011for a Civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2010-061 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Department of Corrections employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal benefit.

Result: Settlement approved on May 13, 2011 for a Civil penalty of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2010-022 Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises

Violation: An employee with the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used the agency's computer for personal interests. Their computer contained family photos, music files, family business and work regarding the Cub Scouts.

Result: Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2010-018 Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises

Violation: An Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises employee was found to have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources (agency time, computer and email) during work hours to conduct unauthorized and non-agency related activities.

Result: On June 15, 2014, an enforcement hearing order imposed a civil penalty of $9,884. Following an appeal in Thurston County Superior Court the penalty was reduced to $5,000.

RCW 42.52.160
2010-014 Washington State University

Violation: A Washington State University employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their agency provided desktop and two laptop computers for personal gain over a period of seven years.

Result: Settlement approved on September 17, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $6,000 with $2,000 suspended.

$6,000 RCW 42.52.160
2010-012 Washington State University

Violation: An Administrative Manager at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used three separate state computers for personal gain including using the computers to run their private transcription business and participating in an online auction for a 2-hour period.

Result: Settlement approved on September 17, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $10,000 with $2,000 suspended..

$8,000 RCW 42.52.160
2010-004 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee at Western State Hospital may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when their professional relationships and communications with patients in the performance of their duties constituted solicitations for patients to be placed in their private rental home.

Result: A Final Order was entered on September 14, 2012 with an assessed civil penalty of $300.

$300 RCW 42.52.070
2010-003 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Department of Social and Health Services employee at Western State Hospital may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal business gain by sending and receiving non-work-related emails, visiting non-work-related websites, and using state resources for their outside real estate business.

Result: Settlement approved on March 11, 2011 for a Civil penalty of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2009-065 Public Disclosure Commission

Violation: A former Public Disclosure Commission employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they ordered, purchased and removed 98 equipment items, totaling $21,467.81 from agency property and used the equipment for personal use, used the agency credit card to make unauthorized purchases of equipment for personal use, used their agency assigned cell phone to make personal call and text messages and used their state computer for personal use.

Result: A Final Order and Judgment was approved on July 9, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $17,000.

$17,000 RCW 42.52.160
2009-063 Department of Early Learning

Violation: A Department of Early Learning employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer for personal gain by accessing retail, banking, sports related sites as well as over a dozen social networking sites.

Result: Settelment approved on September 17, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $500.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2009-055 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal benefit.

Result: Settlement approved on March 11, 2011 for a Civil penalty of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2009-054 The Evergreen State College

Violation: A former Evergreen State College employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they misappropriated public funds, entered into contracts on behalf of TESC with a company owned by their family members, received financial gain from their position with the college and used state resources to benefit themself and their 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
2009-050 Employment Security Department

Violation: An Employment Security Division employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer to pursue personal matters, to include sending personal documents and using the agency's address on their car registration.

Result: Settlement approved on May 14, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $500.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2009-029 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service act when they sent an email to coworkers in which they encouraged them to contact their state representatives to voice their objection to a proposed bill that would raise vehicle license fees.

Result: Settlement approved on July 9, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2009-023/024 University of Washington

Violation: A University of Washington employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their University of Washington email address as a point of contact on a personal website they maintained.

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

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2009-018 Pierce College

Violation: A Pierce College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer for 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
2009-014 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to pursue personal interests.

Result: Settlement approved on May 14, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $500 with $200 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2009-013 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain.

Result: Settlement approved on November 18, 2011for a Civil penalty of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2009-012 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain to access websites of personal interest and to place order for their personal business as a Mary Kay Cosmetics consultant.

Result: An Order and Judgment was issued on may 13, 2011 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2009-011 Community Colleges of Spokane

Violation: A manager of the Community Colleges of Spokane Employee Compensation and Accounts Payable Division may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they stored personal documents relating to outside business ventures on their state computer and used their state computer to send and receive non-work-related emails.

Result: A settlement was agreed to on May 14, 2010 for a civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2009-009 Bates Technical College

Violation: A former Bates Technical College faculty member may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain and used their position to obtain student's personal cell phones to access and download their personal photographs onto their state computer. In addition, they admitted to using their state laptop to download pornographic images from adult websites.

Result: Settlement approved on September 17, 2010, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $6,500.

$6,500 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2009-008 Department of Fish and Wildlife

Violation: A former Department of Fish and Wildlife employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their position to give assurances to wind energy production companies if these companies would donate monies to a non-profit organization that they founded and led. In addition, their role as the President of the non-profit organization conflicted with their public duties and they were using their state computer inappropriately.

Result: Settlement approved on October 12, 2010, for a Civil penalty of $15,000.

$15,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2008-134 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to pursue personal interests.

Result: Settlement approved on March 12, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $750 with $250 suspended.

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2008-132 Seattle Central Community College

Violation: A former Seattle Central Community College, Seattle Maritime Academy employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer to benefit an outside business.

Result: Settlement approved on March 12, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $250.

$250 RCW 42.52.160
2008-128 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A former employee with the Department of Labor and Industries was found to have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to store hundreds of sexually explicit/pornographic images and video, access many non-job-related web sites, allowed family members to use their state issued laptop, removed their state computer and took it on a personal trip to British Columbia, where they accessed sexually explicit websites and Craigslist personal ads.

Result: A Final Order was issued on December 2, 2013. No civil penalty was entered due to a pending Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy RCW 42.52.160
2008-126 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Washington State Department of Corrections employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they took leave without submitting leave slips.

Result: Settlement approved on September 11, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2008-124 Department of Health

Violation: A Washington State Department of Health employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act used they used state resources for private gain when they visited websites relating to dating, retailers, online auctions, entertainment and banking.

Result: Settlement approved on April 10, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $250.

$250 RCW 42.52.160
2008-122 and 2008-123 Human Rights Commission

Violation: A former Human Rights Commissioner was found to have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state issued credit cards for personal use, rented vehicles on the agency account for personal use and remained in travel status for personal reasons.

Result: A Final Order and Judgment was approved on July 9, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $7,500.

$7,500 RCW 42.52.160
2008-119 Health Care Authority

Violation: A former Health Care Authority employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they pursued and accepted employment with an entity conducting business with their agency.

Result: Settlement approved on March 12, 1010 for a Civil penalty of $500.

$500 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.080
2008-103 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Department of Social and Health Services employee was found to have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they attempted to be appointed the guardian for a DSHS client on their caseload or former caseload, inappropriately shared information with another person regarding a previous case and used DSHS letterhead and fax machine for personal use.

Result: Final Order issued on April 9, 2012 for a Civil penalty of $12,500.

$12,500 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.040
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2008-100 Skagit Valley College

Violation: Skagit Valley College instructor may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal benefit by performing restoration work on their car when classes were not in session.

Result: Settlement approved on November 13, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2008-031 Washington State University

Violation: Washington State University employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal use, including personal email and use of internet to perform personal banking, bill paying, personal purchases and web surfing.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $750.

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2008-028 Central Washington University

Violation: Former Central Washington University employee was found to have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they removed software from the college dumpster and sold the software on eBay.

Result: Final order approved on August 25, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $15,600 and investigative costs in the amount of $804.58.

$15,600 RCW 42.52.160
2008-027 Department of Ecology

Violation: Former Washington State Department of Ecology employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they accepted a job with a private contractor.

Result: Settlement approved on September 11, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $250.

$250 RCW 42.52.080
2008-025 University of Washington

Violation: University of Washington employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used the University email system to send emails regarding their 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 may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they 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
2008-017 Seattle Community College

Violation: Seattle Community College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state SCAN access and state issued cell phone to make personal call and pursue personal interests.

Result: Settlement approved on July 11, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2008-005 Olympic College

Violation: Olympic College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they made personal phone calls from a state-issued cell phone that resulted in excess charges totaling more than $2,000.

Result: Settlement approved on June 13, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $1,000 and investigative costs in the amount of $200.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2007-028 Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Violation: Former Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state-issued computer for personal email and internet searching as well as conducting their private business.

Result: Settlement approved on June 12, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $500.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2007-053 Office of the Attorney General

Violation: Office of the Attorney General employees violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used documents for teaching a class that were copied from internal litigation files maintained at the Attorney General's Office regarding a 1992 Superior Court case. (see: 2007-053 and 2007-041)

Result: Settlement approved on February 13, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $250 for each respondent.

$250 RCW 42.52.050
2007-051 Department of Health

Violation: Former Department of Health Chief Administrator violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal use and to conduct tax preparation business on behalf of H&R Block.

Result: Settlement approved on April 11, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2007-041 Office of the Attorney General

Violation: Office of the Attorney General employees violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used documents for teaching a class that were copied from internal litigation files maintained at the Attorney General's Office regarding a 1992 Superior Court case. (see: 2007-053 and 2007-041)

Result: Settlement approved on February 13, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $250 for each respondent.

$250 RCW 42.52.050
2007-033 Department of Revenue

Violation: A Department of Revenue employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer to send an email to approximately 11,500 state employees regarding pending legislation.

Result: Settlement approved on July 13, 2007 for a Civil penalty of $500

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2007-026 Washington State University

Violation: The Director of the Department of Speech and Hearing at Washington State University may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using their work computer to access and view non-work-related material.

Result: Settlement approved on February 13, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $750 with $250 suspended.

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2007-020 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A Department of Labor and Industries employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal use including streaming music from the internet for hours at a time.

Result: Settlement approved on November 14, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2007-014 University of Washington

Violation: The Dean of the University of Washington School of Law may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they 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
2007-012 Department of Transportation

Violation: A Department of Transportation employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using their agency issued cell phone and their SCAN code to make personal phone calls.

Result: Settlement approved on June 13, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2007-007 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using their agency laptop to send and receive personal email, to store 900 personal pictures and 800 music files and to visit non-work-related Internet sites, including adult-oriented sites.

Result: Settlement approved on June 12, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $6,500 with $2,000 suspended.

$6,500 RCW 42.52.160
2006-052 Seattle Community College

Violation: A Seattle Community College District employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer to send an email to all faculty and staff at four campuses referencing their political campaign.

Result: Settlement approved on October 12, 2007 for a Civil penalty of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.180
2006-049 WA State Parks and Recreation Commission

Violation: A Parks and Recreation Commission employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer to order personal items and used their work address as the shipping address.

Result: An Order imposing Fine was issued on May 12, 2010 for a civil penalty of $250.

$250 RCW 42.52.160
2006-035 Department of Natural Resources

Violation: A Department of Natural Resources employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal matters.

Result: Settlement approved on May 14, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $50.

$50 RCW 42.52.160
2006-030 Department of Transportation

Violation: A Department of Transportation employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to support an outside business.

Result: Settlement approved on October 13, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2006-029 Department of Transportation

Violation: A Washington State Department of Transportation team leader may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer to create and send personal emails, access internet sites of personal interest and personal email account and store personal documents and hundreds of pictures and images.

Result: Settlement approved on September 14, 2007 for a Civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2006-023 WA State Parks and Recreation Commission

Violation: Former Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state provided computer to send and receive personal emails of approximately 72 hours of time within a 13-day period.

Result: Final Order and Judgment issued on March 9, 2007 for a Civil penalty of $1,150.

$1,150 RCW 42.52.160
2006-022 Department of Transportation

Violation: A Department of Transportation employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state provided computer to store personal documents, to view numerous internet sites, on occasion for a minimum of two to three hours per day, to send and receive personal email and used instant messaging to communicate with multiple individuals.

Result: Settlement approved on September 8, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $1,150.

$1,150 RCW 42.52.160
2005-041 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources, including the state computer, Internet, time and email for non-work-related purposes.

Result: Settlement approved on September 8, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $750.

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2005-032 WA State Parks and Recreation Commission

Violation: A Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to view numerous internet sites, including viewing nudist sites.

Result: Settlement approved on October 13, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2005-030 Spokane Community College

Violation: A former Spokane Community College employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer to send an email to all Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College faculty regarding several bills that were before the State Legislature.

Result: Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order issued on March 9, 2007 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2005-026 Department of Revenue

Violation: A former Department of Revenue manager violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they sent an email announcing they were leaving the agency to start a new venture. The email invited all readers to stop by their new business and included the company's logo.

Result: Brief Enforcement Hearing held on July 6, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $250.

$250 RCW 42.52.160
2004-070 Clark College

Violation: A former Clark College employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to support their personal business and for a business owned by their significant other.

Result: Order and Judgment approved on February 9, 2007 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2004-063 Department of Transportation

Violation: A former Department of Transportation employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer to pursue personal interests and non-work-related activities.

Result: Final Order approved on September 8, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2004-046 Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

Violation: A Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal interest and non-work-related activities.

Result: Order and Judgment approved on July 13, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2004-044 Green River Community College

Violation: A Green River Community College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they brought nine personal vehicles into the college auto shop and did not pay for the repairs.

Result: Settlement approved on January 13, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2004-032 State Fire Marshall

Violation: Former State Fire Marshall may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they directed staff to purchase sprinkler system components at a discount for their personal residence, to participate in the installation of a sprinkler system at their personal residence and participated in contracting and regulatory decisions related to their significant other's employment.

Result: Settlement approved on October 8, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $2,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.150
2004-022 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services Office Chief may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer for personal email, banking and accessing personal internet sites.

Result: Settlement approved on April 13, 2007 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750.

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2004-017 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Department of Social and Health Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they failed to disclose to their state agency employer their personal and financial interest in a private business to which they were directing clients on their agency's caseload; payments with state funds they authorized for which they and their private business benefited; purchases and car repairs that were made from state funds for which they and their private business benefited and use of the private business' UBI number to avoid paying sales taxes.

Result: Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order approved on February 9, 2007 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $6,630.

$6,630 RCW 42.52.160
2004-006 Department of Health

Violation: A former Department of Health employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer, e-mail and Internet for personal use.

Result: Settlement approved on September 10, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2003-146 University of Washington

Violation: A University of Washington Director of Football Operations may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they accepted free transportation for themself and their 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
2003-145 University of Washington

Violation: Former University of Washington Head Football Coach may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they accepted free transportation on a private jet for themself and their 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
2003-121 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state provided computer and internet service to access websites related to their condominium, domestic pet and medical sites, Safeco, Mariners, Ticketmaster, music, and department store sites. They also used instant message services to communicate with family members.

Result: Settlement approved on September 10, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2003-120 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Department of Corrections employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer, e-mail, and Internet to access non-work-related sites on a daily basis.

Result: Settlement approved on September 10, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended.

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2003-110 University of Washington

Violation: The University of Washington Head Football Coach may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they accepted free transportation for their spouse 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
2003-083 Employment Security Department

Violation: An Employment Security Department employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state time and equipment to visit internet game, retail, and recipe sites and create, forward, and print jokes, poems, chain letters, and conversations with family members.

Result: Settlement approved on September 10, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended.

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2003-082 Department of Transportation

Violation: A Department of Transportation employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used a state laptop computer and internet service for outside employment, personal projects, stock trading and viewing inappropriate materials.

Result: Settlement approved on March 11, 2005 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $2,000 with $500 suspended.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
2003-056 Department of Licensing

Violation: A Department of Licensing employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to promote their outside business.

Result: Settlement approved on March 10, 2006 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $525.

$525 RCW 42.52.160
2003-054 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Former Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to engage in outside activities and visited over 1,800 internet sites not related to official duties.

Result: Settlement approved on January 13, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2003-038 The Evergreen State College

Violation: An Evergreen State College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they 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
2003-034 Employment Security Department

Violation: An Employment Security Department employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state time and equipment to create, forward, and print jokes, poems, chain letters, an apartment checklist, and a family member's resume.

Result: Settlement approved on September 10, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended.

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2003-027 University of Washington

Violation: A University of Washington employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they 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
2003-024 Department of Retirement Systems

Violation: A Department of Retirement Systems employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to benefit the union.

Result: Settlement approved on September 9, 2005 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 with $150 suspended.

$250 RCW 42.52.160
2003-023 Department of Retirement Systems

Violation: A Department of Retirement Systems employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to conduct union activities.

Result: Final Order issued on September 8, 2006 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $200.

$200 RCW 42.52.160
2003-020 Office of the Attorney General

Violation: A former Office of the Attorney General employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to prepare documents for a private lawsuit.

Result: Settlement approved on March 11, 2005 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2003-016 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they received inappropriate jokes on their state computer and distributed them to coworkers.

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
2003-015 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources and a state provided computer to copy and distribute inappropriate jokes to coworkers via hardcopy and e-mail.

Result: Settlement approved on April 9, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2003-014 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Former Regional Administrator for the Department of Social and Health Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal benefit, used their position as Regional Administrator for personal benefit and for the benefit of others, and removed documents which may have contained confidential information from the agency without the required authorization. They also had a financial interest in their employees; used their position to grant special privileges and solicited and/or received gifts of economic value that could reasonably be expected to influence their actions.

Result: Settlement approved on Septemer 12, 2008 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,000 with an additional $3,200 for investigative costs.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.140
RCW 42.52.160
2002-065 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A Department of Labor and Industries employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they sent and received over 650 personal emails, accessed at least 20 non-work-related Internet sites and generated and stored 60 personal documents.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2002-064 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A Department of Labor and Industries employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they generated and stored non-work-related documents including receipts, articles, personal letters, personal finance spreadsheet and cartoons. In addition, they accessed over 25 Internet websites for non-work-related purposes, stored personal photos on state owned computer, accessed personal Hotmail account and sent and received over 240 emails regarding jokes, trivia, history and sports.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2002-063 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A Department of Labor and Industries employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they generated and stored non-work-related documents including crochet instructions, receipts, personal check register spreadsheet, personal workout spreadsheet, application and resume of a family member and personal letters.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2002-062 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A Department of Labor and Industries employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they generated and stored non-work-related documents such as personal stories, genealogy, expense budge, sports and photos. They also accessed personal Yahoo account, sent and received personal emails, accessed non-work-related Internet sits and made 275 personal calls using their SCAN code.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2002-060 The Evergreen State College

Violation: An Evergreen State College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they 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
2002-054 University of Washington

Violation: A University of Washington employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources for personal gain by conducting an outside business in conflict with the proper discharge of their official duties and using state employees under their direction to work for their 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
2002-053 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to access at least 63 websites on the Internet relating to sports, jokes, auctions, department stores, automobiles, movies and adult-oriented sites. They also sent personal email containing inappropriate content to coworkers, friends, family and outside agencies.

Result: Settlement approved on July 11, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,500 with $500 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2002-052 Shoreline Community College

Violation: A former Shoreline Community College Associate Dean for Business Administration may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to download and store 71,715 adult-oriented graphics and movies and sent emails searching for summer employment as an attorney.

Result: Settlement approved on October 10, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $20,000 with $5,000 suspended and an additional $4,000 restitution to employing agency for investigative costs.

$20,000 RCW 42.52.160
2002-050 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used materials available to them as a state employee, such as letterhead and a fax machine, to correspond with law enforcement in a manner that implied that their complaint was related to official agency business or concerns.

Result: Initial Order following a Brief Adjudicative Proceeding issued on July 7, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $25 and $75 for investigative costs.

$100 RCW 42.52.070
2002-047 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to access their home business and adult-oriented websites.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended.

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2002-044 Sentencing Guidelines Commission

Violation: A Sentencing Guidelines Commission employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they 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 their supervisor, the state employee e-mailed their 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: A Sentencing Guidelines Commission employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to record over 3,100 personal checking and savings transactions; log details of more than 400 purchases, financing and maintenance of their vehicle; composed personal advertisements 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
2002-042 Superintendent of Public Instruction

Violation: A former Superintendent of Public Instruction employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they participated personally and substantially in a transaction between their employing agency and Scientific Learning Corporation (SLC) where they owned SLC stock.

Result: Settlement approved on April 9, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000. This amount includes $125 for investigative costs.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
2002-039 Pollution Liability Insurance Agency

Violation: A former Pollution Liability Insurance Agency Director may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used and allowed employees to use state vehicles for personal commuting, used state resources for personal use, accepted a gift from a vendor while negotiating a contract and maintained a personal relationship with an employee with whom they supervised and had a financial interest with.

Result: Settlement approved on June 10, 2005 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,000.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.140
RCW 42.52.150
RCW 42.52.160
2002-038 Pollution Liability Insurance Agency

Violation: A Pollution Liability Insurance Agency Deputy Director may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they accepted gifts from a person(s) with whom the agency contracts.

Result: Settlement approved on April 9, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.140
RCW 42.52.150
2002-036 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they released unauthorized, confidential client information to a private investigative agency owned by a sibling. The employee and the Board agree that they violated the Act and agency policy when they accepted employment as a private investigator and did not obtain agency approval of this employment. The Board further concluded that they also violated the Act because their employment as a private investigator might reasonably have required or induced them to make unauthorized disclosure(s) of confidential information.

Result: Settlement approved on April 9, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,000. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.050
RCW 42.52.120
2002-035 Pollution Liability Insurance Agency

Violation: A Former Pollution Liability Insurance Agency employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state computer and computers assigned to other agency employees to access adult-oriented web sites, play fantasy football and other games and chat online.

Result: Settlement approved on April 9, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2002-014 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they sent or received 41 personal emails during a 90-day period.

Result: Settlement approved on January 12, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $300 with $300 suspended. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

$300 RCW 42.52.160
2002-012 Sentencing Guidelines Commission

Violation: A Sentencing Guidelines Commission employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their 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
2002-009 Central Washington University

Violation: A Central Washington University employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to draft a letter to members of Congress regarding their campaign and loan forgiveness, sent over 2,200 emails regarding loan forgiveness and initiated a lobbying campaign to enact federal legislation to forgive student loans for TRIO employees.

Result: Settlement approved on September 13, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,500 with $1,000 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.160
2002-003 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Department of Corrections employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their position to secure special privileges and exemptions by using inmates and facilities to perform work in support of a non-profit entity of which they were the director.

Result: Settlement approved on February 13, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500 with $250 suspended and $250 for investigative costs.

$500 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2002-001 University of Washington

Violation: A University of Washington Assistant Dean may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they 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
2001-110 Washington State Patrol

Violation: A Washington State Patrol employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they misused their SCAN and cell telephone.

Result: Settlement approved on June 10, 2005 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended.

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2001-091 Western Washington University

Violation: A Western Washington University employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to send and receive over 127 emails regarding their campaign for Port Commissioner and used state resources to support their 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: A Western Washington University employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they 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
2001-084 Department of Transportation

Violation: A former Department of Transportation employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources, including facilities, tools, and equipment to store and work on privately owned vehicles; used a state-owned vehicle, computer and cell phone for personal gain.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended and an additional $463.68 restitution employing agency.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2001-082 Superintendent of Public Instruction

Violation: A former Assistant Superintendent of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they entered into a verbal agreement with a vendor without going through the competitive process after they had accepted an offer of employment with the firm.

Result: Settlement approved on April 12, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $10,000 with $5,000 suspended and reimbursement of investigative costs in the amount of $5000. In addition, the vendor to make a $20,000 contribution to the employee's state agency.

$10,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
2001-080 Lower Columbia College

Violation: A Lower Columbia College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used student labor and college furnished parts to rebuild motor vehicle parts for personal benefit and the benefit of others.

Result: Settlement approved on May 9, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended.

$750 RCW 42.52.160
2001-058 through 2001-076 (except 2001-063 and 068) Community Colleges of Spokane

Violation: Faculty at Community Colleges of Spokane may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they sent emails to a State Representative advocating support for better teacher salaries.

Result: Settlements approved between September, 2002 and January, 2003 with penalties ranging from $25 to $50 depending on the size and number of emails sent by indivisual faculty members. The Board also issued Letters of Instruction to the faculty members.

$50 RCW 42.52.160
2001-057 Yakima Valley Community College

Violation: A Yakima Valley Community College Auto Department Program Manager may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they allowed family members to repair their personal cars through the college's auto shop, purchased parts for a family member using the college account and used the college auto shop to repair their own personal vehicle.

Result: Settlement approved on November 8, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500 with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2001-055 Office of Indian Affairs

Violation: A former Assistant Director of the Washington State Governor's Office of Indian Affairs may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they engaged in a contract that fell within their official duties and used state resources to implement the contract.

Result: Settlement approved on March 11, 2005 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500 with $250 suspended and an additional $775 reimbursment to agency.

$500 RCW 42.52.120
RCW 42.52.160
2001-051 Washington State Lottery

Violation: A Washington State Lottery employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they purchased tickets to sports events and a concert from the Lottery's advertising contractor.

Result: Settlement approved on January 10, 2003. Board issued a Letter of Instruction.

Letter of Instruction RCW 42.52.160
2001-049 Washington State Historical Society

Violation: A Washington State Historical Society curator was also working as a private contractor offering professional advice related to their state work and encountered difficulty receiving payment for services rendered. They may have also violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they sent a demand payment letter to the private contractor and signed the letter using their official state title.

Result: Settlement approved on June 6, 2003. Board issued a Letter of Reprimand.

Letter of Reprimand RCW 42.52.070
2001-031 Employment Security Department

Violation: A Employment Security Department employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they allowed household members to use a state provided computer for personal reasons.

Result: Settlement approved on February 14, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 with $150 suspended.

$250 RCW 42.52.160
2001-025 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Department of Corrections Field Administrator may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they authorized the parking of agency employees' private vehicles in parking spaced leased by the agency for their agency owned vehicles.

Result: Settlement approved on May 9, 2003. Board issued a Letter of Instruction.

Letter of Instruction RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2001-023 Shoreline Community College

Violation: The Shoreline Community College President may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they participated in the formation, negotiation or awarding of personal service contracts with a private consultant and subsequently awarded the private consultant a contract. In addition, they subsequently accepted an offer of employment with the private consultant.

Result: Settlement approved on April 11, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $30,000 with $20,000 suspended and and additional $10,000 for reimbursement of investigative costs.

$30,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.040
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.080
RCW 42.52.150
RCW 42.52.160
2001-022 University of Washington

Violation: A University of Washington employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they 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
2001-021 Shoreline Community College

Violation: A Former Shoreline Community College manager may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used a state provided computer to access multiple web sites to research stock prices and to obtain investment news.

Result: Settlement approved on April 11, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500 with $250 suspended.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2001-014 University of Washington

Violation: A University of Washington employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they sent and received 135 personal email messages using their 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
2001-013 Department of Retirement Systems

Violation: A former Department of Retirement Systems employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used personal information about state employees gained through their employment to solicit business for themself.

Result: Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,500 with $750 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.050
2001-012 Washington State Patrol

Violation: A Washington State Patrol Trooper may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they carried on a personal relationship with while on duty and allowed this person to accompany them in their patrol car and had sexual relations with them while on duty in WSP offices.

Result: Settlement approved on July 26, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,000.

$5,000 RCW 42.52.160
2001-009 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they received $2,750 in compensation for five speaking presentations from a pharmaceutical company that engages in business with their state employer.

Result: Settlement approved on February 13, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended and an additional $500 in investigative costs .

$750 RCW 42.52.120
2001-008 University of Washington

Violation: The University of Washington President may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used money under their 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: A University of Washington Athletic Director may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used money under their control from the 1999 Holiday Bowl and the 2001 Rose Bowl for their 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
2001-006 Department of Transportation

Violation: A Department of Transporation employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to send or receive email and repeatedly visited websites unrelated to their official duties. Inappropriate use continued after being directed by the agency to stop such conduct.

Result: Settlement approved on November 8, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $2,500 with $1,400 suspended.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
2001-005 Department of Transportation

Violation: A Department of Transportation, Washington State Ferries employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they improperly received higher wages by submitting signed timesheets claiming captain's wages while at the same time signing the vessel logs as a mate.

Result: Settlement approved on October 10, 2003 for reimbursement of investigative costs in the amount of $250 and an additional $1,500 restitution to employing agency for overpaid wages.

$250 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2001-002 Department of Transportation

Violation: A Department of Transportation, Washington State Ferries employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they approved vendor payments on a number of billings while the employee and the vendor were engaged in a business relationship.

Result: Settlement approved on October 10, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,500 and an additional $1,000 in investigative costs.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.020
2001-001 Employment Security Department

Violation: A former Employment Security Department employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they accepted a $100 gift from a vendor they had a contract with through a state agency.

Result: Settlement approved on September 13, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 with $250 suspended.

$250 RCW 42.52.150
2000-036 Office of the Attorney General

Violation: A Washington State Attorney General's Office employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state property under their official control for their private benefit to pursue a private legal matter.

Result: Final Order issued on October 10, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $3,500 and an addition $1,500 for investigative costs.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.160
2000-035 Green River Community College

Violation: A Green River Community College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to conduct a personal business involving the sale of ceramic products on Ebay.

Result: Settlement approved on February 14, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $300 with $150 suspended.

$300 RCW 42.52.160
2000-033 Office of the Secretary of State

Violation: The Washington State Secretary of State may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they approved an agreement which allowed photographs and photo credit statements from a candidate for a county public office appear on a state funded Voters Pamphlet.

Result: Settlement approved on November 17, 2000 for reimbursement of investigative costs in the amount of $500.

$500 RCW 42.52.180
2000-032 Washington State Treasurer

Violation: The Washington State Treasurer may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they knowingly sent an email supporting their campaign for reelection from their home computer to at least seven state employees, thus using state facilities for political purposes.

Result: Settlement approved on January 11, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,200.

$1,200 RCW 42.52.180
2000-029 Department of Information Services

Violation: A Department of Information Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to send or receive 803 email messages over a 32-month period that were not related to their official duties.

Result: Settlement approved on June 8, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,500 with $750 suspended.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2000-028 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to review websites including Dow Jones charts, stockbrokers, sports, news and retail stores.

Result: Settlement approved on November 8, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
2000-013 Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Violation: A former Office of the Insurance Commissioner employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state facilities to assist in a campaign and solicited signatures of other employees during working hours.

Result: Settlement approved on July 28, 2000 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,500.

$1,500 RCW 42.52.180
2000-012 Department of Transportation

Violation: A Department of Transporation Aviation Director may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they sent personal email messages and created personal documents using state owned equipment.

Result: Settlement approved on November 30, 2000 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250. The Board also issued a Letter of Instruction.

$250 RCW 42.52.160
2000-009 South Seattle Community College

Violation: A South Seattle Community College automotive program instructor may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they reclaimed their personal vehicle prior to paying for repairs and then did not pay for the repairs for another six months.

Result: Settlement approved on September 14, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $200 with $100 suspended.

$200 RCW 42.52.070
2000-005 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they sent an email to over 23,000 agency staff on their last day of employment promoting their outside business.

Result: Administrative Law Judge issued a Civil penalty in the amount of $200 on March 7, 2000.

$200 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
2000-004 Employment Security Department

Violation: A former Employment Security Department employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state owned equipment to support their outside employment and used several hours of state paid time to work on documents related to the outside employment.

Result: Settlement approved on June 8, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
1999-044 Employment Security Department

Violation: A Former Employment Security Department supervisor may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they and their spouse entered into a real estate contract with a subordinate they supervised.

Result: Settlement approved on July 13, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.020
1999-041 Department of Natural Resources

Violation: A Department of Natural Resources employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used a state vehicle to commute to and from their home and the work site. They also used agency staff and a state vehicle to transport waste wood from the work site to their home for the benefit of several charities and directed a crew supervisor to have a ten-person inmate crew build a horse trail on private property for the benefit of the private owner.

Result: Settlement approved on January 11, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000 with $600 suspended and an additional $1,000 restitution to the agency.

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

Violation: A former University of Washington employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they accepted gifts from a vendor with whom they conducted state business, used their 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 their 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
1999-032 Employment Security Department

Violation: An Employment Security Department employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they accessed over 1,400 adult advertisements with images from the Internet and stored them on their state computer.

Result: Settlement approved on February 9, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,800 with $2,800 suspended.

$5,800 RCW 42.52.160
1999-027 Department of Labor and Industries

Violation: A Department of Labor and Industries supervisor may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they participated in a safety inspection of a private company which was cited then later assisted the company in resolving the same citation.

Result: Settlement approved on April 12, 2002, imposing a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 with $250 suspended and an additional $250 for investigative costs.

$250 RCW 42.52.080
1999-025 Department of Transportation

Violation: A Department of Transportation employee violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used persons and state resources under their control to perform work for a private school that their child attended. This included the use of seven crew members, telephone poles and other supplies, equipment and vehicles unrelated to their official duties.

Result: Order of Reconsideration issued on June 8, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $4,000.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
1999-017 University of Washington

Violation: A University of Washington Athletic Director may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they 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
1999-016 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they delayed complying with public records requests due to various factors.

Result: Settlement approved on September 8, 2000 with a Letter of Instruction.

Letter of Instruction RCW 42.52.050
1999-015 Department of Health

Violation: A Department of Health employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to send a two-page email message relating to a House Bill that was not related to their official duties. The email was sent in response to a private citizen and copied 16 other government officials and members of the State Legislature.

Result: Settlement approved on November 12, 1999 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $100.

$100 RCW 42.52.160
1999-014 Edmonds Community College

Violation: An Edmonds Community College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they improperly scheduled the use of state resources for their spouse's business, sent an invoice on agency letterhead to a private company on behalf of their spouse's business and continued to allow their spouse to rent state facilities at a reduced rate that was unavailable to the public.

Result: Settlement approved on June 8, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $4,000 with $1,500 suspended and an additional $4,000 charitable contribution to a scholarship fund at the College.

$4,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
1999-013 Edmonds Community College

Violation: An Edmonds Community College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they allowed a private citizen to rent state facilities at a reduced rate which was unavailable to the general public and allowed the same private citizen to use state supplies at no cost.

Result: Settlement approved on April 20, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
1999-012 Edmonds Community College

Violation: An Edmonds Community College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they secured a special privilege for the spouse of their supervisor by using the agency's vendor accounts for the spouse's private enterprise.

Result: Settlement approved on April 20, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
1999-011 Shoreline Community College

Violation: A Shoreline Community College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they improperly used the agency's purchasing account to purchase automotive parts for personal and family use. The employee reimbursed the agency for the value of the purchases at the end of the fiscal year.

Result: Settlement approved on June 16, 2000 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250.

$250 RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
1999-008 University of Washington

Violation: The University of Washington Chief of Police may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they provided football passes to family members valued at approximately $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
1999-002 Everett Community College

Violation: A former Everett Community College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to send and receive personal email communications relating to an outside business and accessed the Internet on numerous occasions for purposes unrelated to official duties.

Result: Settlement approved on June 11, 1999 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
1999-001 Department of Transportation

Violation: A Department of Transportation employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to create personal documents relating to an ice-skating organization they were affiliated with, to draft personal financial reports, loan amortization documents, party announcements and freelance stories from a TV series.

Result: Settlement approved on September 16, 1999 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $3,000.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
1998-026 Department of Revenue

Violation: A Department of Revenue Policy and Operations Manager may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources to partially prepare and email two documents relating to a private quiet title action and used the SCAN system for several personal calls (that were reimbursed, a practice allowed by the supervisor).

Result: Settlement approved on September 16, 1999 . Board issued a Letter of Direction.

Letter of Direction RCW 42.52.160
1998-022 Liquor Control Board

Violation: A former Liquor Control Board employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they added an ineligible person designated as a spouse to medical and dental plans totaling $1,575.06 in premiums paid by the state and received $19,800.80 in medical and dental benefits.

Result: Settlement approved on November 12, 1999 with a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 and an additional $1,575 restitution to the agency.

$250 RCW 42.52.070
1998-02 AND 1997-027 Washington Military Department

Violation: Military Department Adjutant General unintentionally and inadvertently violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they received dual compensation in excess of the 15-day limit for active duty.

Result: Settlement approved on October 13, 1998*. Forfeited eight days of state paid vacation.||*Note that Case #97-27 & 98-02 are combined.

RCW 42.52.070
1998-017 Washington Military Department

Violation: Retired Military Department Adjutant General may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they unknowingly signed a contract for the agency to conduct business with a company that the state employee was a member of.

Result: Settlement approved on November 17, 2000 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
RCW 42.52.070
1998-008 Washington State University

Violation: A Washington State University employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used a state-owned desktop and laptop during working and non-working hours for personal purposes in excess of 300 hours.

Result: Settlement approved on April 9, 1999 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended and an additional $2,000 restitution to the agency.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.160
1998-007 University of Washington

Violation: A University of Washington professor may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state resources in support of their 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: A former head football coach at the University of Washington may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they subsidized their 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
1998-005 Edmonds Community College

Violation: An Edmonds Community College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their state position to secure a personal benefit and accepted gratuities from an instructor under their supervision and employed a person from whom they received a personal benefit.

Result: Settlement approved on March 13, 1998 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,200.

$1,200 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.140
RCW 42.52.160
1998-003 Department of Social and Health Services

Violation: A former Department of Social and Health Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they failed to notify their employing agency and the Health Care Authority of change in marital status resulting in the improper payment of health care benefits for an ineligible dependent totaling $2,709.

Result: Settlement approved on March 12, 1999 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,800.

$1,800 RCW 42.52.070
1997-027 AND 1998-02 Washington Military Department

Violation: Military Department Adjutant General unintentionally and inadvertently may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they received dual compensation in excess of the 15-day limit for active duty.

Result: Settlement approved on October 13, 1998*. Forfeited eight days of state paid vacation.||*Note that Case #97-27 and 98-02 are combined.

8 days paid vacation RCW 42.52.070
1997-026 AND 1997-017 Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Violation: The Lieutenant Governor may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used and authorized the use of their office, directly and indirectly, for the purpose of assisting a campaign in opposition to a ballot proposition.

Result: Settlement approved on December 21, 1998, for investigative costs in the amount of $7,000. The Board also issued a Letter of Direction. Note that Case # 97-17 and 97-26 are combined.

RCW 42.52.180
1997-019 Olympic College

Violation: Former Olympic College employee violated RCW 42.52.020 and 42.52.070 when she mproperly used sick and annual leave, instructed staff to _cover_ her when absent from work or to indicate not at work when actually present. She violated RCW 42.52.160 and .070 when misappropriated grant funds to support granddaughter's child care, took a state owned art print home and used SCAN system to make personal calls. In addition, she violated RCW 42.52.160 and .030 and .070 when she misappropriated travel and education reimbursement.

Result: Settlement approved on September 17, 1998 to pay $2,000 restitution to Olympic College and additional reimbursement to the State of Washington in the amount of $21.55 for SCAN use.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
1997-017 AND 1997-026 Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Violation: Lieutenant Governor violated RCW 42.52.180 when he used and authorized the use of his office, directly and indirectly, for the purpose of assisting a campaign in opposition to a ballot proposition.

Result: Settlement approved on December 21, 1998 for investigative costs in the amount of $7,000.* The Board also issued a Letter of Direction.||*Note that Case # 97-17 and 97-26 are combined.

$7,000 RCW 42.52.180
1997-014 Bellevue College

Violation: A former Bellevue, Edmonds and Highline Community College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used their position as a state employee to refer ineligible students to their private business for classes.

Result: Settlement approved on September 16, 1999 for investigative costs in the amount of $4,000.

$2,000 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.070
RCW 42.52.160
1997-002 Employment Security Department

Violation: A Department of Employment Security employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they misappropriated funds for rental car charges, personal cell phone charges, agency vehicle use, travel advance not reimbursed and personal SCAN charges.

Result: Settlement approved on July 18,1997 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $3,003. Of that amount, $2,503 to the agency for reimbursment.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160
1997-001 Department of Revenue

Violation: A former Department of Revenue Deputy Director may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when she used an Administrative Assistant to perform personal tasks during working hours, sent numerous personal emails to various friends and associates using state computer and submitted voucher for improper travel expenses.

Result: Settlement approved on March 26, 1998 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000.

$1,000 RCW 42.52.160
1996-027 Department of Commerce

Violation: A former Department of Commerce, Trade and Economic Development employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they accepted employment with a private company in which they participated in a contract with and had a financial benefit in without regard to the two-year post-state employment restriction.

Result: Settlement approved on May 13, 1997 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250.

$250 RCW 42.52.080
1996-025 Department of Information Services

Violation: A Department of Information Services employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they unknowingly failed to recuse themself from voting on an RFP that awarded a contract to a company in which they owned stock in.

Result: Settlement approved on June 30, 1997 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250.

$250 RCW 42.52.020
RCW 42.52.030
1996-024 Washington State University

Violation: A Washington State University's Puyallup Research and Extension Center employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state facilities and equipment to store, move and repair a private vehicle.

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

Letter of Instruction RCW 42.52.160
1996-023 University of Washington

Violation: A University of Washington Medical Centers Information Systems employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they sent an email to office staff, placed an article in an agency bulletin and on 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
1996-021 Department of Corrections

Violation: A Department of Corrections employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they inadvertently left a confidential legal document related to an inmate on work desk that was viewed by other inmates.

Result: Settlement approved on April 11, 1997. Board issued a Letter of Instruction.

Letter of Instruction RCW 42.52.020
1996-016 Department of Natural Resources

Violation: A former Department of Natural Resources employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they sold private timber to a company that the employee also supervised or administered contracts with and on behalf of the Department of Natural Resources.

Result: Settlement approved on August 13, 1997 . Board issued a Letter of Reprimand.

Letter of Reprimand RCW 42.52.020
1996-015 Clark College

Violation: A Clark College employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state equipment to collect sexually explicit digital pictures and movies.

Result: Settlement approved on March 14, 1997 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $2,500.

$2,500 RCW 42.52.160
1996-003 Everett Community College

Violation: An Everett Community College District 5 employee may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when they used state facilities and equipment for personal benefit.

Result: Settlement approved on December 21, 1998 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

$3,000 RCW 42.52.160