Enforcements for Bellevue College
|Case||Agency||Violation/Result||Penalty Amount||Laws RCW|
Violation: Former Bellevue, Edmonds and Highline Community College employee violated RCW 42.52.020, .070 and .160 when he used his position as a state employee to refer ineligible students to his 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|
Violation: The Vice President of Information Resources at Bellevue College may have violated the Act by entering into a contract between Bellevue College and his 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|
Violation: The President of Bellevue College agree that he may have violated the Act when he engaged in activities incompatible with public duties and received a special privilege when his spouse acted as an agent and received a sales commission in a real estate transaction involving one of his 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|
Violation: Athletic Director at Bellevue College may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when he scheduled Bellevue College gym rentals for his private interest groups and received a special privilege in regards 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|
Violation: A former Director of Public Safety at Bellevue College violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when he used his position to have one of his subordinates provide personal transportation for him and used an employee under his supervision to sell his 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|
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 her private benefit and gain and receiving additional compensation for conducting her official duties. Evidence indicated that she had been receiving additional compensation to conduct contract work that was part of her administrative duties. In addition, she taught classes during her 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|
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 he was being paid to perform his administrative duties. Evidence also indicated that he used his state computer for course work in support of his 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|
Violation: Former Bellevue College Vice President for Administrative Services may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when he used his 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 his 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|
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.