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Enforcements for Western Washington University

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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 her private benefit and gain. Evidence indicated that she had been using three separate University computers to conduct her 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
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 his outside business interest. Evidence indicated that through his own company he 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.

1500 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 she used her 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
2018-014 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
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 she ordered personal items using the Western Washington University Amazon Prime account. Evidence also indicated that she used state resources in support of her 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
2016-014 Western Washington University

Violation: A Western Washington University employee agreed that he violated RCW 42.52.020, .030, .070 and .160 when he extensively used state resources for an outside nonprofit, outside-compensated employment and his 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
2015-009 Western Washington University

Violation: A former IT Specialist may have violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for his personal benefit. Evidence showed that he used his state computer for personal use on approximately 54% of work days 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
2010-072 Western Washington University

Violation: A Western Washington University employee violated RCW 42.52.070 and .160 when he failed to follow state travel regulations and used his position to secure time off without submitting leave requests to account for his 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
2001-091 Western Washington University

Violation: Western Washington University employee violated RCW 42.52.160 and 42.52.180 when he used state resources to send and receive over 127 emails regarding his campaign for Port Commissioner and used state resources to support his 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: Western Washington University employee violated RCW 42.52.160 and 42.52.180 when he 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