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Enforcements for Washington State University

Case Agency Violation/Result Penalty Amount Laws RCW
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 her private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that she 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
2020-021 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 her private benefit and gain when she received pay for time not worked. Evidence indicated that she 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
2020-025 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 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 she 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
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 he used state resources to conduct research for his personal benefit.

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

$450 RCW 42.52.160
2014-078 Washington State University

Violation: A Washington State University employee may have violated RCW 42.52.020, 070 and .160 by using state resources for his personal benefit in regards to his 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
2012-040 Washington State University

Violation: A professor with Washington State University violated RCW 42.52.160 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
2012-024 Washington State University

Violation: A former Washington State University employee violated RCW 42.52.020 and.080, by conducting activities incompatible with his 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
2010-014 Washington State University

Violation: A Washington State University employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her agency provided desktop and two laptop computers for personal gain over a period of 7 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 violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used three separate state computers for personal gain incuding using the computers to run her 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
2008-031 Washington State University

Violation: Washington State employee violated RCW 42.52.160 used she 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
2007-026 Washington State University

Violation: Director of the Department of Speech and Hearing at Washington State University violated RCW 42.52.160 by using his 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
1998-008 Washington State University

Violation: Washington State University employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used 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
1996-024 Washington State University

Violation: Washington State University's Puyallup Research and Extension Center employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he 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