Risk Management

Ethics in State Government (3 hours) - Virtual or In-person


This three-hour course covers the Ethics in Public Service Act (Chapter 42.52 RCW) and associated rules (Chapter 292-100 WAC). Ethical behavior is the responsibility of all state employees. This course addresses both appropriate and inappropriate use of state resources and state employee behavior from a statewide perspective.

    You will be provided with a basic awareness and understanding of the standards for ethical behavior. It is not a replacement for agency-specific information regarding specific codes of conduct and/or ethical policies/procedures that govern the behavior of their agency’s employees.

      This course will be conducted in an environment that honors and respects open discussion and questions from participants. Simultaneously it re-enforces the message that ethical rules and standards exist for all state employees to be responsible for and to follow. Statewide examples of ethical and unethical behaviors, coupled with real world ethical dilemma scenarios will be presented and discussed.

        Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

        • Apply the Ethics in Public Service Act in the workplace.
        • Identify appropriate and inappropriate use of state resources.
        • Know the definition of the term 'de minimus' as applied to state resource use.
        • Know the Executive Ethics Board Advisory Opinions.

        Competencies covered in this course: Ethics, Accountability

          Intended Audience: State of Washington employees

          Virtually Led Trainings: If you’re registering for a virtual training, the classroom link and materials will be sent to you separately within 1-2 business days before the scheduled class date.

          Scheduled Class Location and Dates
          City / Facility Date and Time Course Cost Cancel Date Instructor
          1 Virtual

          Virtual Training
          • Jul 7 2021 8:00am-12:00pm
          $100.00 Sun, 06/20/2021 - 17:00 Chico Patalano
          2 Olympia

          Enterprise Services, Department. of
          1500 Jefferson Street E
          Olympia, WA 98501
          • Nov 10 2021 8:00am-12:00pm
          $100.00 Sun, 10/24/2021 - 17:00 Chico Patalano