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Enforcements for Community Colleges of Spokane

Case Agency Violation/Result Penalty Amount Laws RCW
2017-022 Community Colleges of Spokane

Violation: A former Community Colleges of Spokane supervisor may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when he 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
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 his son for a part-time hourly job within the HR Department of CCS.

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
2014-045 Community Colleges of Spokane

Violation: The Human Resources Director with Community Colleges of Spokane may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act when she hired her child for a part-time hourly position within her 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 she hired her child for a part-time hourly job with the HR 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
2009-011 Community Colleges of Spokane

Violation: A manager of the Community Colleges of Spokane Employee Compensation and Accounts Payable Division, violated RCW 42.52.160 when he stored personal documents relating to outside business ventures on his state computer, and used his 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
2001-058 through 2001-076 (except 2001-063 and 068) Community Colleges of Spokane

Violation: Faculty at Community Colleges of Spokane violated RCW 42.52.160 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