Type Complaint Opinion 
Date 5/10/1996 
Number 96-01 
Topic Use of public resources for personal use 
Respondent Jill Johnson 
Did employee violate the Act by using public resources to prepare her resume which was designed to be used to acquire a position in a political campaign, but was never published or so used?
Yes.  Although RCW 42.52.180 was not violated because there was no evidence that this action assisted a campaign, RCW 42.52.160 was violated because it is an improper personal use to prepare campaign-related materials.  Board finds that a "zero tolerance" policy is appropriate for this type of personal use.
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