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An employee of the Department of Labor and Industries violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources for personal interests.


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Settlement approved on November 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $1,500 with $800 suspended.

An employee of the Department of Corrections violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for personal benefit. Evidence indicated that over a 20-day work period he used the state's computer system for over 30 hours of non-work related business.


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Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

An employee at Green River Community College violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to promote or support an outside organization by using the agency's email system and fax machine to send/receive correspondence regarding a non-agency matter.


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Settlement approved on November 8, 2013 for Letter of Instruction in lieu of a civil penalty.

An employee of the Employment Security Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources for personal business to visit internet sites beyond the de minimis use standard.


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Settlement approved on November 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $4,500 with $2,000 suspended. She was also ordered to immendiately pay and outstanding $250 penalty from a previous stipulation.

An employee of the Employment Security Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for personal interestes.


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Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,750 suspended.

An employee of the Monroe Correctional Center, Department of Corrections, violated RCW 42.52.160 and .180 when he used state resources to promote his political campaign for a Monroe City Council position.


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Settlement approved on May 10, 2013 for a civil penalty of $1,250 with $500 suspended.

A former employee with the Employment Security Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to further his outside interpreting services. He also stored over 800 non-work related audio files, 28 video files and 1,964 non-work related photos on his state computer.


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Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500.

A former employee of Highline Community College violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to promote his outside custodial business, hired his subordinates to work for him and used agency equipment and resources to futher his private business.


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Settlement approved on November 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $8,000.

An employee with the Department of Social and Health Services violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state issued cell phone to place or receive 325 personal calls during a24-month period of time, for over 1,000 minutes and incurring over $100 in long distance and roaming charges.


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Settlement approved on November 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

An employee with Clark College violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to promote her outside employment of proctoring tests at the college.


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Settlement approved on July 16, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,500 suspended.

An employee with Clark College violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to promote her outside employment proctoring tests at the college as well as other personal busines.


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Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

An employee with Clark College violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to promote her outside employment of proctoring tests at the college.


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Settlement approved on July 16, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,500 suspended.

An employee with Clark College violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to promote her outside employment proctoring tests at the college.


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Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,750 suspended.

An employee of Clark College violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to conduct an outside business. She used the state's computer system to send/receive email regarding her employment with the National Institute for Certifcation in Engineering Technologies for proctoring their tests and provided them a special privilege by allowing them to use the college's assessment center without paying a fee.


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Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $4,000 with $1,500 suspended.

A former employee with the Employment Security Department violated RCW 42.52.020 and .070 when he used state resources to set up an experience rating account in the TAXIS database for Best Buffet Restaurant and established it as a partial successor to Seattle Seafood Buffet, businesses which he is identified as a buyer.


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A Final Order of Default was entered on November 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $750.

A former employee with the Employment Security Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to conduct an outside business. Records indicated that he used the agency's computer to send and receive email regarding his outside consulting business and his outside employment with Dale Carnegie Training.


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Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,000.

An employee with the Department of Natural Resources was found to have violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state computer to purchase an item from Craigslist.


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Settlement approved on January 11, 2013 for a civil penalty of $100.

An employee with the Department of Corrections was found to have violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to send an email from work to members of the Spokane City Council and the West Central Neighborhood Council in support of local business owners.


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Settlement approved on January 11, 2013 for a civil penalty of $100 and a Letter of Instruction.

An employee with Central Washington University violated RCW 42.52.070 and .160 by using state resources to support a political candidate for Superior Court Judge.


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Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $1,500 with $500 suspended.

A Multimedia Production Technician with the University of Washington violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used agency multimedia equipment to produce a private film that he entered into a film competition.


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Settlement approved on July 16, 2013 for a civil penalty of $4,000 with $1,000 suspended.

An employee with Tacoma Community College violated RCW 42.52.160 by using her state computer to conduct personal business in regard to Pampered Chef and ItWorks.


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Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

An employee with the Emergency Management Division, Military Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to track personal finances and visited hundreds of websites that were not work related.


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Settlement approved on May 10, 2013 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

An employee with the Washington State Military Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources for her personal benefit.


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A Final Order and Judgment was entered on July 16, 2013 for a civil penalty of $3,000.

An employee with the Washington Military Department's Emergency Management Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources for personal benefit.


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Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

An employee with the Washington Military Department's Emergency Management Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for private gain.


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Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,500 suspended.

An employee with the Washington Military Department's Emergency Management Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for personal gain.


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Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

An employee with the Washington Military Department's Emergency Management Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for personal gain.


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Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

An employee with the Washington Military Department's Emergency Management Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources for personal gain.


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Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

A former Military Department employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to conduct personal business activities related to her outside employment.


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Settlement approved on November 9, 2012 for a civil penalty of $2,500.

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.


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Settlement approved on March 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

An Assistant Fire Chief with the Department of Social and Health Services -- special Commitment Center violated RCW 42.52.160 and .070 when he used state resources for personal gain and for using his position to secure a special privilege.


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Settlement approved on May 10, 2013 for a civil penalty of $9,000.

An employee with the University of Washington violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used the agency's computer to access non-work related sites on a recurring basis that was more than de minimis in nature. He spent at least 28 hours visiting sites on his state computer that were not job-related and was paid overtime on the days where he was using the state computer for non-work related matters.


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Settlement approved on November 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $5,000 with $2,500 suspended and an additional $1,323 in restitution to the University.

An employee with the University of Washington violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used the agency's computer to access non-work related sites on a recurring basis that was more than de minimis in nature. He spent at least 109 hours on his state computer visiting sites that were not job-related. During the days he was pursuing this personal business, he also requested and received paid overtime to accomplish his regular Lead duties.


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Settlement approved on November 8, 2013 for a civil penalty of $5,000 with $2,500 suspended and an additional $5,150 in restitution to the University.

An employee with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission violated RCW 42.52.160 when he took property belonging to a state park for personal use and used a state car for personal benefit.


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Settlement approved on November 9, 2012 for a civil penalty of $450.

An employee with Clover Park Technical College violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state computer and email to promote an outside business.


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Settlement approved on September 14, 2012 for a civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

An employee with the Department of Social and Health Services violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for private gain by using the state's underground parking garage to store personal vehicles.


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Settlement approved on January 11, 2013 for a civil penalty of $4,000 with $2,000 suspended.

An employee with The Evergreen State College violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to promote an outside business that her husband owned.


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Settlement approved on September 14, 2012 for a civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

A Department of Corrections Mental Health Counselor violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to visit sites not related to his position and to send correspondence relating to his outside employment.


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Settlement approved on September 14, 2012 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

An employee with the Employment Security Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her SCAN card to make over 100 personal phone calls.


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Settlement approved on September 14, 2012 for a civil penalty of $250.

An employee with the Employment Security Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state issued cell phone for hundreds of personal calls while on annual leave.


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Settlement approved on September 14, 2012 for a civil penalty of $1,250 with $250 suspended.

An employee with the Employment Security Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state computer for personal use.


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Settlement approved on November 9, 2012 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

An employee with the Employment Security Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for personal gain.


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Settlement approved on July 13, 2012 for a civil penalty of $1,000.

An employee for the Employment Security Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for personal gain.


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Settlement approved on November 9, 2012 for a civil penalty of $1,200.

An Interviewer for the Employment Security Department violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for personal gain.


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Settlement approved on September 14, 2012 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,500 suspended.

An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to conduct a personal real estate business and visited other non-work related websites.


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Settlement approved on July 13, 2012 for a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

The former Executive Director of the Washington State Criminial Justice Training Center violated RCW 42.52.070, .160, and .020 when he allowed an outside non-profit organization the use of state facilities and his staff to conduct meetings, used state resources for his outside employment, purchased wall art from his sister's business and gave free tickets (valued at $400 each) to his son and a friend.


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Settlement approved on September 14, 2012 for a civil penalty of $12,500.

An employee of the Department of Transportation violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used the tire service station to service tires on his personal vehicle.


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Settlement approved on March 16, 2012 issuing a Letter of Instruction in lieu of a monetary fine.

An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state issued computer to visit sites on the internet and sent/received emails directly related to his outside business as a musician in a local band.


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Settlement approved on March 16, 2012 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

A former Department of Personnel employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he made excessive phone calls and conducted business for an outside dance academy and photography studio.


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Settlement approved on July 13, 2012 for a civil penalty of $1,500.

A Support Enforcement Officer for the Department of Social and Health Services violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources for personal gain and to conduct a personal business.


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Settlement approved on September 14, 2012 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

An employee of Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for personal gain when he used his state computer to day trade and visit NASDAQ.


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Settlement approved on July 13, 2012 for a civil penalty of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state issued computer to visit sites on the internet which were directly related to her outside employment as an art instructor.

 

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Settlement approved on May 11, 2012 for a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

An employee of Univeristy of Washington Medical Center violated RCW 42.52.070 and .020 when she provided a special privilege and engaged in activities incompatible with public duties when she participated in the hiring process of her daughter.


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Settlement approved on May 11, 2012 for a civil penalty of $2,000 with $1,000 suspended.

A Department of Corrections employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for personal gain.


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Settlement approved on January 13, 2012 for a Civil penalty of $1,500.

A former Military Department employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for outside employment.


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Settlement approved on July 13, 2012 for a civil penalty of $3,000.

The Executive Director of The Evergreen State College, Tacoma Campus violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state her state computer for personal benefit and used her state issued cell phone to make personal phone calls.


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Settlement approved on May 11, 2012 for a civil penalty of $4,000 with $1,500 suspended.

An employee of the Department of Labor and Industries violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources on 1,580 hits on non-work related websites over an 8 month period and stored nearly 400 non-work related emails on his computer over a 6 month period.

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Settlement approved on March 16, 2012 for a civil penalty of $1,500.

An employee with the Department of Corrections was found to have violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to promote and support an outside non-profit organization. She was also found to have engaged in outside employment which involved the use of state resources for her private benefit or gain.


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A Final Order was issued on February 25, 2013 for a civil penalty of $17,000 with $3,600 suspended.

An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to lobby.


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Settlement approved on November 18, 2011 issuing a Letter of Instruction in lieu of a monetary fine.

An Administrative Support Manager for the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises violated RCW 42.52.070 when she used her position to provide a special privilege to family members. Evidence indicated that she suggested the agency adopt a family for the holidays but following the collection of money and gifts and delivery to the "family in need," agency staff found out that the family was the manager's son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.


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Settlement approved on September 14, 2012 for a civil penalty of $2,500.

An employee of the Department of Social and Health Services violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to further an outside business.


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Settlement approved on November 18, 2011for a civil penalty of $250.

An employee of the Department of Transportation violated RCW 42.52.160 by using state resources for personal gain when she used her state computer during breaks and lunchtime to read and edit a novel she was writing and sent and received 1,618 personal emails over a period of six months.


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Settlement approved on March 16, 2012 for a civil penalty of $4,000 with $2,800 suspended.

A Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state computer to access non-work related websites and pursue outside business transactions.


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Settlement approved on November 18, 2011 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

A Department of Transportation employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she failed to report leave and used state resources for personal benefit.


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Settlement approved on March 16, 2012 for a Civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

A Spokane Falls Community College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he did not work all of his contract hours, filed false hourly time sheets and used his state computer for personal benefit.


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Settlement approved on September 9, 2011for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

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.


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Settlement approved on November 9, 2012 for a civil penalty of $5,000 with an additional $20,000 restitution to WWU.

An Employment Security Department employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to send an email to veterans in Southwest Washington to promote a campaign event for US Senator Patty Murray.


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Settlement approved on March 11, 2011for a Civil penalty of $1,500 with $500 suspended.

An employee with the Department of Natural Resources was found to have violated RCW 42.52.020, .030, .070 and 160 when provided himself a special privilege and improper use of state resources when he purchased shop supplies from a vendor not contracted with the state, when he received discounts from that vendor on personal purchases, for doing business with a non-contracted vendor whose account manager was a family member and for using shop supplies and facility to complete work on personal vehicles.


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Settlement approved on July 16, 2013 for a civil penalty of $7,000.

A former Department of Social and Health Service, Developmental Disability Division employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she worked simultaneously for a private non-profit organization during her scheduled state work hours.


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Settlement approved on March 11, 2011for a Civil penalty of $10,000.

A Department of Corrections employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources for personal benefit.


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Settlement approved on March 11, 2011for a Civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

A Department of Corrections employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources for personal benefit.


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Settlement approved on May 13, 2011 for a Civil penalty of $1,500.

An employee with the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used the agency's computer for personal interests. His computer contained family photos, music files, family business and work regarding the Cub Scouts.


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Settlement approved on September 13, 2013 for a civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

An Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises employee violated RCW 42.52.160 and when he used state resources during work hours to conduct unauthorized and non-agency related activities.


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Final Order issued on April 16, 2013 for a civil penalty of $9,884.

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.


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Settlement approved on September 17, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $6,000 with $2,000 suspended.

 

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.


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Settlement approved on September 17, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $10,000 with $2,000 suspended..

 

A Department of Social and Health Services employee at Western State Hospital violated RCW 42.52.070 when her professional relationships and communications with patients in the performance of her duties constituted solicitations for patients to be placed in her private rental home.


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A Final Order was entered on September 14, 2012 with an assessed civil penalty of $300.

A former Department of Social and Health Services employee at Western State Hospital violated state law when he used state resources for personal business gain by sending and receiving non-work related emails, visiting non-work related websites, and using state resources for his outside real estate business.


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Settlement approved on March 11, 2011 for a Civil penalty of $1,500.

 

A former Public Disclosure Commission employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he ordered, purchased and removed 98 equipment items, totaling $21,467.81 from agency property and used the equipment for personal use, used the agency credit card to make unauthorized purchases of equipment for personal use, used his agency assigned cell phone to make personal call and text messages and used his state computer for personal use.


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A Final Order and Judgment was approved on July 9, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $17,000.

 

A Department of Early Learning employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state computer for personal gain by accessing retail, banking, sports related sites as well as over a dozen social networking sites.


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Settelment approved on September 17, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $500.

 

A Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 for personal benefit.


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Settlement approved on March 11, 2011 for a Civil penalty of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

 

A former Evergreen State College employee violated RCW 42.52.070, .020, .030, .040 and .120 when he misappropriated public funds, entered into contracts on behalf of TESC with a company owned by his family members, received financial gain from his position with the college and used state resources to benefit himself and his family members.


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Hearing held on March 11, 2011 and a Final Order entered for a Civil penalty of $109,678.98 and restitution in the amount of $9,900.

 

An Employment Security Division employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state computer to pursue personal matters, to include sending personal documents and using the agency's address on her car registration.


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Settlement approved on May 14, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $500.

 

A Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she sent an email to coworkers in which she encouraged them to contact their state representatives to voice their objection to a proposed bill that would raise vehicle license fees.


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Settlement approved on July 9, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

 

A University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his University of Washington email address as a point of contact on a personal website he maintained.


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An Order and Judgment was approved on November 12, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $500.

 

A Pierce College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state computerfor personal benefit.


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Settlement approved on November 13, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $6,500 with $1,500 suspended.

 

A Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to pursue personal interests.


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Settlement approved on May 14, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $500 with $200 suspended.

A Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources for personal gain.


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Settlement approved on November 18, 2011for a Civil penalty of $1,500.

 

A Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources for personal gain to access websites of personal interest and to place order for her personal business as a Mary Kay Cosmetics consultant.


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An Order and Judgment was issued on may 13, 2011 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

 

 

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.


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A settlement was agreed to on May 14, 2010 for a civil penalty of $1,000.

 

A former Bates Technical College faculty member violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resouces for personal gain and used his position to obtain student's personal cell phones to access and download their personal photographs onto his state computer. In addition, he admited to using his state laptop to download pornographic images from adult websites.


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Settlement approved on September 17, 2010, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $6,500.

 

 

A former Department of Fish and Wildlife employee violated RCW 42.52.020, .030, .070 and .160 when he used his position to give assurances to wind energy production companies if these companies would donate monies to a non-profit orgainization that he founded and led. In addition, his role as the President of the non-profit organization conflicted with his public duties and he was using his state computer inappropriately.


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Settlement approved on October 12, 2010, for a Civil penalty of $15,000.

 

 

A Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to pursue personal interests.


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Settlement approved on March 12, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $750 with $250 suspended.

A former employee with the Department of Labor and Industries was found to have violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to to store hundres of sexually explicit/pornographic images and video, access many non-job related web sites, allowed family members to use his state issued laptop, removed his state computer and took it on a personal trip to British Columbia, where he accessed sexually explicit websites and Craigslist personal ads.


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A Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order of Defaul and Final Order was issued on December 2, 2013. No civil penalty was entered due to a pending Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

 

 

A former Seattle Central Community College, Seattle Marifitme Academy employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state computer to benefit an outside business.


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Settlement approved on March 12, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $250.

 

 

A Washington State Department of Corrections employee violated RCW 42.52.070 and .160 when she took leave without submitting leave slips.


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Settlement approved on September 11, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

 

 

A Washington State Department of Health employee violated RCW 42.52.160 used she used state resources for private gain when she visited websites relating to dating, retailers, online autions, entertainment and banking.


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Settlement approved on April 10, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $250.

 

 

A former Human Rights Commissioner violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state issued credit cards for personal use, rented vehicles on the agency account for personal use and remained in travel status for personal reasons.


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A Final Order and Judgment was approved on July 9, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $7,500.

 

 

A former Health Care Authority employee violated RCW 42.52.020 and RCW 42.52.080 when she pursued and accepted employment with an entity conducting business with her agency.


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Settlement approved on March 12, 1010 for a Civil penalty of $500.

A former Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.020, .040, .070 and .160 when he attemped to be appointed the guardian for a DSHS client on his caseload or former caseload, inappropriately shared information with another person regarding a previous case and used DSHS letterhead and fax machine for personal use.


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Final Order issued on April 9, 2012 for a Civil penalty of $12,500.

 

 

Skagit Valley College instructor violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for personal benefit by performing restoration work on his car when classes were not in session.


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Settlement approved on November 13, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

 

 

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.


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Settlement approved on September 12, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $750.

 

 

Former Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state-issued computer for personal email and internet searching as well as conducting his private business.


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Settlement approved on June 12, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $500.

 

 

Former Washington State Department of Ecology employee violated RCW 42.52.080 when she accepted a job with a private contractor.


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Settlement approved on September 11, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $250.

 

 

University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.180 used she used the University email system to send emails regarding her campaign for Port Commissioner, an elected office.


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Settlement approved on February 8, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $2,000.

 

 

University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used a state computer for personal interests.


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Settlement approved on January 9, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

 

 

Seattle Community College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state SCAN access and state issued cell phone to make personal call and pursue personal interests.


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Settlement approved on July 11, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

 

 

Former Central Washington University employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he removed software from the college dumpster and sold the software on eBay.

 

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Final order approved on August 25, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $15,600 and investigative costs in the amount of $804.58.

 

 

Olympic College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he made personal phone calls from a state-issued cell phone that resulted in excess charges totaling more than $2,000.00


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Settlement approved on June 13, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $1,000 and investigative costs in the amount of $200.

 

 

Office of the Attorney General employees violated RCW 42.52.050 when they used documents for teaching a class that were copied from internal litigation files maintained at the Attorney General's Office regarding a 1992 Superior Court case.


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Settlement approved on February 13, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $250 for each respondent.

 

 

Former Department of Health Chief Administrator violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resouces for personal use and to conduct tax preparation business on behalf of H&R Block.


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Settlement approved on April 11, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $1,500.

 

 

Department of Revenue employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state comuter to send an email to approximately 11,500 state employees regarding pending legislation.


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Settlement approved on July 13, 2007 for a Civil penalty of $500

 

 

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.


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Settlement approved on February 13, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $750 with $250 suspended.

 

 

Department of Labor & Industries employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resouces for personal use including streaming music from the internet for hours at a time.


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Settlement approved on November 14, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

 

 

Dean of the University of Washington School of Law violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to conduct outside employment.


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Settlement approved on June 13, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $750 with $250 suspended.

 

 

Department of Transportation employee violated RCW 42.52.160 by using her agency issued cell phone and her SCAN code to make personal phone calls.


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Settlement approved on June 13, 2008 for a Civil penalty of $500 with $250 suspended.

 

 

Former Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 by using his agency laptop to send and receive personal email, to store 900 personal pictures and 800 music files and to visit non-work related Internet sites, including adult-oriented sites.


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Settlement approved on June 12, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $6,500 with $2,000 suspended.

 

 

Seattle Community College District employee violated RCW 42.52.180 when she used her state computer to sent an email to all faculty and staff at four campuses referencing her political campaign.


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Settlement approved on October 12, 2007 for a Civil penalty of $2,500.

 

 

A Parks and Recreation Commission employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state computer to order personal items and used her work address as the shipping address.


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An Order imposing Fine was issued on May 12, 2010 for a civil penalty of $250.

 

 

A Department of Natural Resources employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources for personal matters.


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Settlement approved on May 14, 2010 for a Civil penalty of $50.

 

 

Department of Transportation employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resouces to support an outside business.


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Settlement approved on October 13, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

 

 

A Washington State Department of Transportation team leader violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state computer to create and send personal emails, access internet sites of personal interest and personal email account and store personal documents and hundreds of pictures and images.


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Settlement approved on September 14, 2007 for a Civil penalty of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended.

 

 

Former Washington State Parks and Receation Commisison employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state provided computer to send and receive personal emails of approximately 72 hours of time within a 13 day period.


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Final Order and Judgment issued on March 9, 2007 for a Civil penalty of $1,150.

 

 

Department of Transportation employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state provided computer to store personal documents, to view numerous internet sites, on occassion for a minimum of two to three hours per day, to send and receive personal email and used instant messaging to communicate with multiple individuals.


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Settlement approved on September 8, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $1,150.

 

 

DSHS employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources, including the state computer, Internet, time and email fo non-work related purposes.


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Settlement approved on September 8, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $750.

 

 

WA State Parks employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to view numerous internet sites, including viewing nudist sites.


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Settlement approved on October 13, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $2,000.

 

 

Former Spokane Community College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state computer to send an email to all Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College faculty regarding several bills that were before the State Legislature.


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Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order issued on March 9, 2007 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

 

 

Former Department of Revenue manager violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used sent an email announcing he was leaving the agency to start a new venture. The email invited all readers to stop by his new business and included the company's logo.


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Brief Enforcement Hearing held on July 6, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $250.

 

 

Former Clark College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to support her personal business and for a business owned by her husband.


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Order and Judgment approved on February 9, 2007 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

 

 

Former Department of Transportation employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state computer to pursue personal interests and non-work related activities.


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Final Order approved on September 8, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $2,000.

 

 

Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for personal interest and non-work related activities.


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Order and Judgment approved on July 13, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $1,500.

 

 

Green River Community College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he brought nine personal vehicles into the college auto shop and did not pay for the repairs.


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Settlement approved on January 13, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

 

 

Former State Fire Marshall violated RCW 42.52.070 and 42.52.150 when she directed staff to purchase sprinkler system components at a discount for her personal residence, to participate in the installation of a sprinkler system at her personal residence, and participated in contracting and regulatory decisions related to her spouse's employment.


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Settlement approved on October 8, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $2,000.

Department of Social and Health Services Office Chief violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state computer for personal email, banking and accessing personal internet sites.


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Settlement approved on April 13, 2007 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750.

Former DSHS Division of Vocational Rehabilitation employee violated RCW 42.52.030,.070 and 42.52.160 when he failed to disclose to his state agency employer his personal and financial interest in a private business to which he was directing clients on his DSHS caseload; payments with state funds he authorized for which he and his private business benefited; purchases and car repairs that were made from state funds for which he and his private business benefited and use of the private business' UBI number to avoid paying sales taxes.


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Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order approved on February 9, 2007 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $6,630.

Former Department of Health employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state computer, e-mail and Internet for personal use.


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Settlement approved on September 10, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500.

University of Washington Director of Football Operations violated RCW 42.52.150 whe he accepted free transportation for himself and his family members to attend various state and private functions.


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Settlement approved on September 10, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,000. The amount includes $1,500 for investigative costs.

Former University of Washington Head Football Coach violated RCW 42.52.150 when he accepted free transportation on a private jet for himself and his family members to attend various University and private functions.


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Settlement approved on September 10, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,000.

Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state provided computer and internet service to access websites related to her condominium, domestic pet and medical sites, Safeco, Mariners, Ticketmaster, music, and department store sites. She also used instant message services to communicate with family members.


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Settlement approved on September 10, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500.

Department of Corrections employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state computer, e-mail, and Internet to access non-work related sites on a daily basis.


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Settlement approved on September 10, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended.

University of Washington Head Football Coach violated RCW 42.52.150 when he accepted free transportation for his wife and two minor children to attend a college football game.


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Settlement approved on June 11, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $2,500 that includes $1,500 for investigative costs and will compensate the appropriate party the travel costs of $5,273.90.

Employment Security Department employee used state time and equipment to visit internet game, retail, and recipe sites and create, forward, and print jokes, poems, chain letters, and conversations with family members.


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Settlement approved on September 10, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended.

Department of Transportation employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used a state laptop computer and internet service for outside employment, personal projects, stock trading and viewing inappropriate materials.


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Settlement approved on March 11, 2005 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $2,000 with $500 suspended.

Department of Licensing employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to promote his outside business.


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Settlement approved on March 10, 2006 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $525.

Former Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to engage in outside activities and visited over 1,800 internet sites not related to official duties.


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Settlement approved on January 13, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

Evergreen State College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she did not appropriately request leave for absences from work totaling 200 hours.


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Settlement approved on March 10, 2006 for a Civil penalty of $1,000.

Employment Security Department employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state time and equipment to create, forward, and print jokes, poems, chain letters, an apartment checklist, and a family member's resume.


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Settlement approved on September 10, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended.

University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state time and equipment to conduct business as the Mayor of the town of Ruston.


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Order and Judgment issued on May 12, 2006 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000.

Department of Retirement Systems employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to benefit the union.


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Settlement approved on September 9, 2005 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 with $150 suspended.

Department of Retirement Systems employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to conduct union activities.


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Final Order issued on September 8, 2006 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $200.

Former Office of the Attorney General AAG violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to prepare documents for a private law suit.


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Settlement approved on March 11, 2005 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500.

Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he received inappropriate jokes on his state computer and distributed them to coworkers.


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Settlement approved on April 9, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources and a state provided computer to copy and distribute inappropriate jokes to coworkers via hardcopy and e-mail.


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Settlement approved on April 9, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500.

Former Regional Administrator for Department of Social and Health Services violated RCW 42.52.020, .070, .140, and .160, when she used state resources for personal benefit, used her position as Regional Administrator for personal benefit and for the benefit of others, and removed documents which may have contained confidential information from the agency without the required authorization. She also had a financial interest in her employees; used her position to grant special privileges, and solicited and/or received gifts of economic value that could reasonably be expected to influence her actions.


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Settlement approved on Septemer 12, 2008 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,000 with an additional $3,200 for investigative costs.

Department of Labor & Industries employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she sent and received over 650 personal emails, accessed at least 20 non-work related Internet sites and generated and stored 60 personal documents.


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Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

Department of Labor & Industries employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he generated and stored non-work related documents including receipts, articles, personal letters, personal finance spreadsheet and cartoons. In addition, he accessed over 25 Internet websites for non-work related purposes, stored personal photos on state owned computer, accessed personal hotmail account and sent and received over 240 emails regarding jokes, trivia, history and sports.


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Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

Department of Labor & Industries employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she generated and stored non-work related documents including crochet instructions, receipts, personal check register spreadsheet, personal workout spreadsheet, application and resume of a family member and personal letters.


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Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

Department of Labor & Industries employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she generated and stored non-work related documents such as personal stories, genealogy, expense budge, sports and photos. She also accessed personal Yahoo account, sent and received personal emails, accessed non-work related Internet sits and made 275 personal calls using SCAN.


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Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand

Evergreen State College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to write and send a four-page open letter to more than 600 individuals and local businesses soliciting donations for a student defense fund.


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Settlement approved on January 12, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 with $150 suspended. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources for personal gain by conducting an outside business in conflict with the proper discharge of his official duties and using state employees under his direction to work for his outside business.


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Settlement approved on July 9, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500, including $125 in investigative costs, with $250 suspended.

Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to access at least 63 websites on the Internet relating to sports, jokes, auctions, department stores, automobiles, movies and adult-oriented sites. He also sent personal email containing inappropriate content to coworkers, friends, family and outside agencies.


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Settlement approved on July 11, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,500 with $500 suspended.

Former Shoreline Community College Associate Dean for Business Administration violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to download and store 71,715 adult-oriented graphics and movies and sent emails searching for summer employment as an attorney.


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Settlement approved on October 10, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $20,000 with $5,000 suspended and an additional $4,000 restitution to employing agency for investigative costs.

Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.070 when she used materials available to her as a state employee, such as letterhead and a fax machine, to correspond with law enforcement in a manner that implied that her complaint was related to official agency business or concerns.


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Initial Order following a Brief Adjudicative Proceeding issued on July 7, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $25 and $75 for investigative costs.

Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to access his home business and adult-oriented websites.


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Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended.

Sentencing Guidelines Commission employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to access Internet sites regarding personal issues such as genealogy, high school classmates, department stores, movies, television, trivia, hairstyles and pet supplies. In addition, with the knowledge of her supervisor, the state employee e-mailed her coworkers lists of trivia questions to answer on nearly a daily basis.


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Settlement approved on April 9, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

Sentencing Guidelines Commission employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to record over 3,100 personal checking and savings transactions; log details of more than 400 purchases, financing and maintenance of his vehicle; composed personal advertisments listing work phone number and composed personal letters; sent jokes to coworkers via email and accessed Internet sites relating to baseball and hunting.


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Settlement approved on February 13, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 and an additional $250 for investigative costs.

Former Superintendent of Public Instruction employee violated RCW 42.52.020 and 42.52.030 when she participated personally and substantially in a transaction between her employing agency and Scientific Learning Corporation (SLC) while she owned SLC stock.


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Settlement approved on April 9, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000. This amount includes $125 for investigative costs.

Former Pollution Liability Insurance Agency Director violated RCW 42.52.020, .030, .070, .140, .150 and .160 when he used and allowed employees to use state vehicles for personal commuting, used state resources for personal use, accepted a gift from a vendor while negotiating a contract and maintained a personal relationship with an employee with whom he supervised and had a financial interest with.


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Settlement approved on June 10, 2005 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,000.

Pollution Liability Insurance Agency Deputy Director violated RCW 42.52.140 when she accepted gifts from a person(s) with whom the agency contracts.


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Settlement approved on April 9, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000.

Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.050 whe he released unauthorized, confidential client information to a private investigative agency owned by a sibling. The employee and the Board agree that he violated RCW 42.52.120 and agency policy when he accepted employment as a private investigator and did not obtain agency approval of this employment. The Board further concluded that the he violated RCW 42.52.050(1) because his employment as a private investigator might reasonably have required or induced him to make unauthorized disclosure(s) of confidential information.


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Settlement approved on April 9, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,000. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

Former Pollution Liability Insurance Agency employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state computer and computers assigned to other agency employees to access adult-oriented web sites, play fantasy football and other games and chat online.


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Settlement approved on April 9, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he sent or received 41 personal emails during a 90-day period. The emails were not brief.


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Settlement approved on January 12, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $300 with $300 suspended. The Board also issued a Letter of Reprimand.

Sentencing Guidelines Commission employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used her state SCAN system and computer for personal purposes and sent employees on personal errands.


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Settlement approved on July 8, 2005 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $3,500 with $1,000 suspended.

Central Washington University employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to draft a letter to members of Congress regarding his campaign and loan forgiveness, sent over 2,200 emails regarding loan forgiveness and initiated a lobbying campaign to enact federal legislation to forgive student loans for TRIO employees.


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Settlement approved on September 13, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,500 with $1,000 suspended.

Department of Corrections employee violated RCW 42.52.070 and 42.52.160 when he used his position to secure special privileges and exemptions by using inmates and facilities to perform work in support of a non-profit entity of which he was the director.


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Settlement approved on February 13, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500 with $250 suspended and $250 for investigative costs.

University of Washington Assistant Dean violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used a state computer to support a private nonprofit business, without receiving prior agency approval.


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Settlement approved on October 10, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 with $250 suspended, employee to receive a Letter of Instruction from the Board, and pay restitution to employing agency $100 for investigative costs.

Washington State Patrol employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she misued SCAN and cellular telephone.


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Settlement approved on June 10, 2005 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended.

Washington State Attorney General's Office had not implemented a policy which would prevent conflicts of interests from occuring when senior agency officers make requests for defense and indemnification.


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Settlement approved on September 27, 2002 with no penalties assessed.
Agency created and implemented an appropriate policy.

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.


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Settlement approved on October 11, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,000..

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.


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Settlement approved on September 13, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $500 suspended.

A former Department of Transportation employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources, including facilities, tools, and equipment to store and work on privately owned vehicles; used a state owned vehicle, computer and cell phone for personal gain.


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Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $2,500 with $1,000 suspended and an additional $463.68 restitution employing agency.

Former Assistant Superintendent of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction violated RCW 42.52.020 and .070 when she entered into a verbal agreement with a vendor without going through the competative process after she had accepted an offer of employment with the firm.


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Settlement approved on April 12, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $10,000 with $5,000 suspended and reimbursement of investigative costs in the amount of $5000. In addition, the vendor to make a $20,000 contribution to the employee's state agency.

Lower Columbia College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used student labor and college furnsihed parts to rebuild motor vehicle parts for personal benefit and the benefit of others.


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Settlement approved on May 9, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended.

2001-058 through 2001-076 (except 2001-063 and 068)

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.


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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.

Yakima Valley Community College Auto Department Program Manager violated RCW 42.52.160 and 42.52.070 when he allowed family members to repair their personal cars through the college's auto shop, purchased parts for a family member using the college account and used the college auto shop to repair his own personal vehicle.


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Settlement approved on November 8, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500 with $250 suspended.

Former Assistant Director of the Washington State Governor's Office of Indian Affairs violated RCW 42.52.120 and 42.52.160 when she engaged in a contract that fell within her official duties and used state resources to implement the contract.


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Settlement approved on March 11, 2005 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500 with $250 suspended and an additional $775 reimbursment to agency.

Washington State Lottery employee violated RCW 42.52.150 when he purchased tickets to sports events and a concert from the Lottery's advertising contractor.


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Settlement approved on January 10, 2003. Board issued a Letter of Instruction.

Washington State Historical Society curator was also working as a private contractor offering professional advice related to her state work and encountered difficulty receiving payment for services rendered. She violated RCW 42.52.070 when she sent a demand payment letter to the private contractor and signed the letter using their official state title.


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Settlement approved on June 6, 2003. Board issued a Letter of Reprimand.

Employment Security Department employee violated RCW 42.52.160 whe he allowed household members to use a state provided computer for personal reasons.


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Settlement approved on February 14, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 with $150 suspended.

Department of Corrections Field Administrator violated RCW 42.52.160 and 42.52.070 when she authorized the parking of agency employees' private vehicles in parking spaced leased by the agency for their agency owned vehicles.


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Settlement approved on May 9, 2003. Board issued a Letter of Instruction.

Shoreline Community College President violated RCW 42.52.020, .040, .070, .080, .150 and .160 when he participated in the formation, negotiation or awarding of personal service contracts with a private consultant and subsequently awarded the private consultant a contract. In addition, he subsequently accepted an offer of employment with the private consultant.


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Settlement approved on April 11, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $30,000 with $20,000 suspended and and additional $10,000 for reimbursement of investigative costs.

University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.160 and .120 when she used state resources to send or receive approximately 6,900 personal email messages and used state resources to support a private business.


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Settlement approved on January 10, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $7,500 with $2,500 suspended.

A Former Shoreline Community College manager violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used a state provided computer to access multiple web sites to research stock prices and to obtain investment news.


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Settlement approved on April 11, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500 with $250 suspended.

University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she sent and received 135 personal email messages using her state provided computer.


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Settlement approved on May 9, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $150 with $150 suspended; $75 restitution to employing agency; and reimbursement of investigative costs in the amount of $75.

A former Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) employee violated RCW 42.52.050 used personal information about state employees gained through his employment with DRS to solicit business for himself.


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Settlement approved on September 12, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,500 with $750 suspended.

Washington State Patrol Trooper violated RCW 42.52.160 when he carried on a personal relationship with a woman while on duty and allowed this woman to accompany him in his patrol car and had sexual relations with her while he was on duty in WSP offices.


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Settlement approved on July 26, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,000.

Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.120 when he received $2,750 in compensation for five speaking presentations from a pharmaceutical company that engages in business with his state employer.


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Settlement approved on February 13, 2004 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $750 with $250 suspended and an additional $500 in investigative costs .

University of Washington President violated RCW 42.52.160 and 42.52.070 when he used money under his control from the 1999 Holiday Bowl and the 2001 Rose Bowl for the private benefit or gain of another.


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Settlement approved on December 14, 2001 for reimbursement of investigative costs in the amount of $7,500.

University of Washington Athletic Director violated RCW 42.52.160 and 42.52.070 when she used money under her control from the 1999 Holiday Bowl and the 2001 Rose Bowl for her own private benefit or gain of another.


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Settlement approved on December 14, 2001 for reimbursement of investigative costs in the amount of $1,000.

Department of Transporation employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to send or receive email and repeatedly visited websites unrelated to his official duties. Inappropriate use continued after being directed by the agency to stop such conduct.


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Settlement approved on November 8, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $2,500 with $1,400 suspended.

Department of Transportation, Washington State Ferries employee violated RCW 42.52.160 and 42.52.070 when he improperly received higher wages by submitting signed timesheets claiming captain's wages while at the same time signing the vessel logs as a mate.


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Settlement approved on October 10, 2003 for reimbursement of investigative costs in the amount of $250 and an additional $1,500 restitution to employing agency for overpaid wages.

Department of Transportation, Washington State Ferries employee violated RCW 42.52.020 when he approved vendor payments on a number of billings while the employee and the vendor were engaged in a business relationship.


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Settlement approved on October 10, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,500 and an additional $1,000 in investigative costs.

A former Employment Security Department employee violated RCW 42.52.150 when he accepted a $100 gift from a vendor he had a contract with through a state agency.


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Settlement approved on September 13, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 with $250 suspended.

Washington State Attorney General's Office employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state property under her official control for her private benefit to pursue a private legal matter.


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Final Order issued on October 10, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $3,500 and an addition $1,500 for investigative costs.

Green River Community College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to conduct a personal business involving the sale of ceramic products on E-bay.


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Settlement approved on February 14, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $300 with $150 suspended.

Washington State Secretary of State violated RCW 42.52.180 when he approved an agreement which allowed photographs and photo credit statements from a candidate for a county public office appear on a state funded Voters Pamphlet.


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Settlement approved on November 17, 2000 for reimbursement of investigative costs in the amount of $500.

Washington State Treasurer violated RCW 42.52.180 when he knowlingly sent an email supporting his campaign for reelection from his home computer to at lease 7 state employees, thus using state facilities for political purposes.


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Settlement approved on January 11, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,200.

Department of Information Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 and 42.52.070 when he used state resources to send or receive 803 email messages over a 32 month period that were not related to his official duties.


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Settlement approved on June 8, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,500 with $750 suspended.

Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to review websites including Dow Jones charts, stockbrokers, sports, news and retail stores.


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Settlement approved on November 8, 2002 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

Former Office of the Insurance Commissioner employee violated RCW 42.52.180 when he used state facilities to assist in a campaign and solicited signatures of other employees during working hours.


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Settlement approved on July 28, 2000 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,500.

Department of Transporation Aviation Director violated RCW 42.52.160 when he sent personal email messages and created personal documents using state owned equipment.


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Settlement approved on November 30, 2000 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250. The Board also issued a Letter of Instruction.

South Seattle Community College automotive program instructor violated RCW 42.52.070 when he reclaimed his personal vehicle prior to paying for repairs and then did not pay for the repairs for another six months.


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Settlement approved on September 14, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $200 with $100 suspended.

Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.160 and .070 when he sent an email to over 23,000 agency staff on his last day of employment promoting his outside business.


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Administrative Law Judge issued a Civil penalty in the amount of $200 on March 7, 2000.

A former Employment Security Department employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state owned equipment to support his outside employment and used several hours of state paid time to work on documents related to the outside employment.


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Settlement approved on June 8, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

Former Employment Security Department supervisor violated RCW 42.52.020 when she and her spouse entered into a real estate contract with a subordinate she supervised.


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Settlement approved on July 13, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

Department of Natural Resources employee violated RCW 42.52.160 and 42.52.070 when he used a state vehicle to communte to and from his home and the work site. He also used agency staff and a state vehicle to transport waste wood from the work site to his home for the benefit of several charities and directed a crew supervisor to have a ten person inmate crew build a horse trail on private property for the benefit of the private owner.


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Settlement approved on January 11, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000 with $600 suspended and an additional $1,000 restitution to the agency.

Former University of Washington employee violated RCW 42.52.150 when accepted gifts from a vendor with whom he conducted state business; and violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used his state provided computer to spend approximately 2 hours per week over a three month period to view websites that contained adult oriented material and used his state computer to send over 470 personal email messages.


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Board issued a Brief Adjudicative Hearing Initial Order on November 8, 2002 for respondent to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $200, and an additional $300 for investigative costs.

Employment Security Department employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he accessed over 1,400 adult advertisements with images off the Internet and stored on his state owned computer.


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Settlement approved on February 9, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $5,800 with $2,800 suspended.

Department of Labor and Industries supervisor violated RCW 42.52.080 when he participated in a safety inspection of a private company which was cited then later assisted the company in resolving the citiation.


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Settlement approved on 04-12-02 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 with $250 suspended and an additional $250 for investigative costs.

Department of Transportation employee violated RCW 42.52.020, .070 and .160 he he used persons and state resources under his control to perform work for a private school that his daughter attended. This included the use of seven crew members, telephone poles and other supplies, equipment and vehicles unrelated to his official duties.


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Order of Reconsideration issued on June 8, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $4,000.

University of Washington Athletic Director violated RCW 42.52.070 when she approved contracts and outside compensation for two University football coaches and agreed that the college would pay investigative costs associated with an ethics complaint against one of the coaches.


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Settlement approved on September 14, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $2,500.

Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.050 when he delayed complying with a public records request due to various factors.

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Settlement approved on September 8, 2000 with a Letter of Instruction.

Department of Health employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to send a two-page email message relating to a House Bill that was not related to his official duties. The email was sent in response to a private citizen and copied 16 other government officials and members of the State Legislature.


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Settlement approved on November 12, 1999 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $100.

Edmonds Community College employee violated RCW 42.52.020, .030, .070 and .160 when he improperly scheduled the use of state resources for his spouse's business, sent an invoice on agency letterhead to a private company on behalf of his spouse's business and continuted to allow his spouse to rent state facilities at a reduced rate that was unavailable to the public.


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Settlement approved on June 8, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $4,000 with $1,500 suspended and an additional $4,000 charitable contribution to a scholarship fund at the College.

Edmonds Community College employee violated RCW 42.52.070 and 42.52.160 when he unintentially allowed a private citizen to rent state facilities at a reduced rate which was unavailable to the general public and allowed the same private citizen to use state supplies at no cost.


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Settlement approved on April 20, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $3,000 with $1,000 suspended.

Edmonds Community College employee violated RCW 42.52.020, .070 and .160 when she secured a special privilege for the spouse of her supervisor by using the agency's vendor accounts for the spouse's private enterprise.


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Settlement approved on April 20, 2001 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000 with $500 suspended.

Shoreline Community College employee violated RCW 42.52.070 and 42.52.160 when she improperly used the agency's purchasing account to purchase automotive parts for personal and family use. The employee reimbursed the agency for the value of the purchases at the end of the fiscal year.


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Settlement approved on June 16, 2000 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250.

University of Washington Chief of Police violated RCW 42.52.070 and .160 when he provided football passes to family members. Total value of tickets equal $230.


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Settlement approved on January 7, 2000 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $50 and $230 restitution to the College.

Former Everett Community College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to send and receive personal email communications relating to an outside business and accessed the Internet on numerous occasions for purposes unrelated to official duties.


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Settlement approved on June 11, 1999 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500.

Department of Transportation employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to create personal documents relating to an ice skating organization she was affiliatied with, to draft personal financial reports, loan amortization documents, party announcements and freelance stories from a TV series.


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Settlement approved on September 16, 1999 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $3,000.

Department of Revenue Policy and Operations Manager violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state resources to partially prepare and email two documents relating to a private quiet title action and used the SCAN system for several personal calls (that were reimbursed, a practice allowed by the supervisor).


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Settlement approved on September 16, 1999 . Board issued a Letter of Direction.

Former Liquor Control Board employee violated RCW 42.52.070 when she added an ineligible person designated as a spouse to medical and dental plans totaling $1,575.06 in premiums paid by the state and received $19,800.80 in medical and dental benefits.


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Settlement approved on November 12, 1999 with a Civil penalty in the amount of $250 and an additional $1,575 restitution to the agency.

Retired Military Department Adjutant General violated RCW 42.52.020, .030 and .070 when he unknowingly signed a contract for the agency to conduct business with a company that the state employee was a member of.


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Settlement approved on November 17, 2000 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000.

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.


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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.

University of Washington professor violated RCW 42.52.160 and 42.52.120 when she used state resources in support of her private consulting firm and failed to obtain approval pursuant to agency's policy.


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Settlement approved on July 30, 1999 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250.

Former head football coach at the University of Washington violated RCW 42.52.120 when he subsidized his state salary from Nike, Wilson, KOMO, FOX and US Bank.


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Settlement approved on April 9, 1999 for Investigation costs in the amount of $9,500.

Edmonds Community College employee violated RCW 42.52.020, .030, .070, .140 and .160 when he used state position to secure a personal benefit and accepted gratuities from an instructor under his supervision and employed a person from whom he received a personal benefit.


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Settlement approved on March 13, 1998 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,200.

Former Department of Social and Health Services employee violated RCW 42.52.070 when he failed to notify employing agency and the Health Care Authority of change in marital status resulting in the improper payment of health care benefits for an ineligible dependent totaling $2,709.


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Settlement approved on March 12, 1999 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,800.

Military Department Adjutant General unintentionally and inadvertently violated RCW 42.52.070 when he received dual compensation in excess of the 15 day limit for active duty.


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Settlement approved on October 13, 1998*. Forfeited eight days of state paid vacation.

 

*Note that Case #97-27 & 98-02 are combined.

Lieutenant Governor violated RCW 42.52.180 when he used and authorized the use of his office, directly and indirectly, for the purpose of assisting a campaign in opposition to a ballot proposition.


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Settlement approved on December 21, 1998 for investigative costs in the amount of $7,000.* The Board also issued a Letter of Direction.

 

*Note that Case # 97-17 & 97-26 are combined.

Former Olympic College employee violated RCW 42.52.020 and 42.52.070 when she mproperly used sick and annual leave, instructed staff to "cover" her when absent from work or to indicate not at work when actually present. She violated RCW 42.52.160 and .070 when misappropriated grant funds to support granddaughter's child care, took a state owned art print home and used SCAN system to make personal calls. In addition, she violated RCW 42.52.160 and .030 and .070 when she misappropriated travel and education reimbursement.


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Settlement approved on September 17, 1998 to pay $2,000 restitution to Olympic College and additional reimbursement to the State of Washington in the amount of $21.55 for SCAN use.

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.


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Settlement approved on September 16, 1999 for investigative costs in the amount of $4,000.

Department of Employment Security employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he misappropriated funds for rental car charges, personal cell phone charges, agency vehicle use, travel advance not reimbursed and personal SCAN charges.


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Settlement approved on July 18,1997 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $3,003. Of that amount, $2,503 to the agency for reimbursment.

Former Department of Revenue Deputy Director RCW 42.52.160 when she used an Administrative Assistant to perform personal tasks during working hours, sent numerous personal emails to various friends and associates using state computer and submitted voucher for improper travel expenses.


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Settlement approved on March 26, 1998 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $1,000.

Former Department of Commerce, Trade and Economic Develoment employee violated RCW 42.52.080 when he accepted employment with a private company in which he participated in a contract with and had a financial benefit in without regard to the two year post-state employment restriction.


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Settlement approved on May 13, 1997 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250.

Department of Information Services employee violated RCW 42.52.020 and .030 when he unknowlingly failed to recuse himself from voting on an RFP that awarded a contract to a company he owned stock in.


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Settlement approved on June 30, 1997 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $250.

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.


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Settlement approved on February 14, 1997 . Board issued a Letter of Instruction.

University of Washington Medical Centers Information Systems employee violated RCW 42.52.180 when she sent an email to office staff, placed an article in a agency bulletin and the staff bulletin board regarding a proposed county ballot proposition.


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Settlement approved on March 14, 1997. Board issued a Letter of Instruction.

Department of Corrections employee violated RCW 42.52.050 when she inadvertently left a confidential legal document related to an inmate on work desk that was viewed by other inmates.


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Settlement approved on April 11, 1997. Board issued a Letter of Instruction.

Former Department of Natural Resources (DNR) employee violated RCW 42.52.020 when he sold private timber to a company that employee also supervised or administered contracts with and on behalf of DNR.


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Settlement approved on August 13, 1997 . Board issued a Letter of Reprimand.

Clark College employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state equipment to collect sexually explicit digital pictures and movies.


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Settlement approved on March 14, 1997 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $2,500.

Everett Community College District 5 violated RCW 42.52.160 when he employee used state facilities and equipment for personal benefit.


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Settlement approved on December 21, 1998 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.


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