Case #37105
Respondent name: Kathryn Leathers
Complainant name: Maxford Nelsen

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Maxford Nelson on June 18, 2018. The complaint alleged that Jay Inslee, as Governor, and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS or Department), as employer, may have violated RCW 42.17A.495(3) by withholding financial contributions to political committees from the wage payments made to individual provider home care aides (Individual Providers) without first obtaining the written authorization of the Individual Providers.

Based on our findings, staff has determined that in this instance, there does not appear to be evidence supporting a finding of a violation warranting further investigation concerning the allegation that Governor Jay Inslee and DSHS have violated RCW 42.17A.495(3) by withholding financial contributions to political committees from the wage payments made to Individual Providers without first obtaining the written authorization of the Individual Providers. 

The PDC has closed the matter, and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into the complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.

Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 09/07/2018)
Date opened: 06/21/2018
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.495

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