Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms Business Policies and Procedures Manual

Revised 2-22

For more information contact:
    Ethics Compliance Advisor


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 Ethics Compliance Advisor (ECA).

Although the ECA does not have institutional authority to make final decisions regarding ethics matters, the ECA 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.

WSU Approval of Referrals

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 ECA.

Ethics Law / Rules

Refer to RCW 42.52. Rules adopted under the law include WAC 292-100WAC 292-110, WAC 292-120, WAC 292-130.

Executive Ethics Board

The state ethics law provides for an Executive Ethics Board. Refer to the Executive Ethics Board website for information regarding the Ethics Board’s authority and responsibility.

Governmental Actions

Refer to BPPM 10.20 to report improper governmental actions under the Whistleblower Act.