Enforcements for Lower Columbia College
|Case||Agency||Violation/Result||Penalty Amount||Laws RCW|
|2022-040||Lower Columbia College||
Violation: A former Fiscal Technician in Financial Aid with Lower Columbia College, agreed that they may have violated the Ethics in Public Service Act by using state resources for private benefit or gain. Evidence indicated they applied for and received CARES Act funds and then dropped the classes. They also provided a special privilege to several others by filling out and submitting CARES Act paperwork for them to also receive the funding.
Result: An agreed Stipulation and Order was entered on May 12, 2023, imposing a civil penalty of $8,000.
|$8,000||RCW 42.52.070, 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.
|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.