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Resources for employees when they have a workplace issue or complaint

State employees can contact the common local, state or federal resources below to help resolve personal or workplace issues. When possible, we encourage employees to resolve their unreported issue at the lowest possible level. To start, employees can contact their agency head, HR director, investigation team, or union council.

Agency/program Contact info Typical issues

Employee Assistance Program

des.wa.gov

877-313-4455 or 360-407-9490

To help state employees and their adult family members resolve or cope with personal or work-related problems; coaching and counseling services available.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

eeoc.gov

800-669-4000

Disparate treatment or unfair practices in employment based on protected status. These include discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation.

Human Rights Commission 

hum.wa.gov/file-complaint

800-233-3247

Disparate treatment or unfair practices in employment, housing, public accommodations based on protected status. These include discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Washington State Patrol

wsp.wa.gov

360-596-4000

Criminal behavior including theft, fraud, stalking, physical and/or sexual assault, counterfeiting, etc.

State Auditor’s Office

sao.wa.gov

360-902-0374

Report of improper governmental actions; suspected waste; fraud, or abuse of government resources; whistleblower concern.

Executive Ethics Board

ethics.wa.gov/enforcement

360-664-0871

Using state resources for personal gain; receiving gifts in exchange for benefits or services; special privileges (RCW 42.52).

Department of Health

doh.wa.gov

360-236-4700

Practices or actions that violate professional license or certificate holder standards; treatment or practices by professional healthcare staff; public health and safety concern

Labor and Industries  

lni.wa.gov

360-902-5800

Employment practices about wage and hour laws, equal pay rights, protected leave rights, unemployment insurance, workplace safety hazards.

U.S. Department of Labor

dol.gov

866-487-2365

Same as L&I; concerns with grants, contracts, retirement benefits, health plan and benefits, workplace safety.

 

Last updated
Thursday, August 13, 2020
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