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Date: May 12th, 2015
TO:

GINNY DALE
AND TO:
Human Resources Director
Pierce County Human Resources
Merit Building
615 S. 9th St.
Tacoma, WA 98405-4670
pchumanresources@co.pierce.wa.us

FROM:

JIM BROWNELL
Whistleblower Manager
Washington State Auditor’s Office
P.O. Box 40031
Olympia, WA 98504-0031
(360)-725-5352
Jim.Brownell@sao.wa.gov

Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Merrival 253-798-6634

COMPLAINT OF GOVERNMENTAL MISCONDUCT AND RETALIATION
(PCC 3.14 - Pierce County Whistleblower Code, RCW 42.41 - Local Whistleblower Statute)
COMPLAINT REGARDING HOSTILE WORKPLACE
(PCC 3.15 - Workplace Safety, PCC 3.16 Equal Employment, RCW 49.60 WLAD)
COMPLAINT REGARDING INTERFERENCE WITH COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
(RCW 41.56 - Public Employees’ Collective Bargaining)
COMPLAINT REGARDING DISREGARD OF MERIT BASED EMPLOYMENT
(PCC 3.04 - PC Personnel System)

OFFENDING OFFICIAL: Mark Lindquist, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
930 Tacoma Ave. S. #946, Tacoma, WA 98402
253-798-7400 ph.
Mark Lindquist <mark.lindquist@co.pierce.wa.us>
LOCATION OF MISCONDUCT: Pierce County
DATES OF OCCURRENCES: Mark Lindquist’s Tenure - November 2010 to the present date.
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Steve Merrival makes the following whistleblower complaint
and further reports other misconduct that violates specific public policy protections applicable to
the prosecuting attorney’s office. This report sets forth four areas of concern: Governmental
misconduct; hostile workplace; interference with collective bargaining rights; and patronage
versus merit employment practices. Specific concerns are set forth below by category with
citations to authority.