Washington State University
BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL
Internal Audit Office
Possible Ethics Violations
A person seeking advice or an interpretation regarding activities
that may constitute violations of the state ethics law should consult with
the Internal Audit Office.
WSU Approval of Referrals
Although the Internal Audit Office does not have institutional authority
to make final decisions regarding ethics matters, that office may provide
advice based upon the facts presented. The advice includes relevant criteria
University personnel should consider when making decisions regarding potential
violations of the state ethics law.
Before an official request for an opinion or interpretation
may be referred to the Executive Ethics Board on behalf of WSU, the request
must be approved by the Office of the Internal Auditor.
RCW 42.52. Rules
adopted under the law include WAC 292-100,
WAC 292-110, WAC 292-120, WAC 292-130.
Executive Ethics Board
The state ethics law provides for an Executive Ethics Board.
Refer to the following web site for information regarding the Ethics Board's
authority and responsibility:
Refer to 10.20
to report improper governmental actions under the Whistleblower Act.