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|Policy No.: 2-6
|Revision No.: 1
Review Date: 05/08/13
SCOPE: This policy applies to all persons employed by the Board of County Commissioners.
- General Rule. Work attire should compliment the Board’s core values, reflecting a customer-oriented and professional organization. Employees who are required to wear County uniforms shall follow the County's Uniform Administrative Procedures as well as their departmental standard operating procedures governing the issuance and wearing of uniforms.
- In order to balance the County’s image with the employee’s freedom to make wardrobe choices, casual business wear will be acceptable in the office environment during regular business hours.
- Casual business wear means professional, properly sized, appropriately maintained and neat clothing, in good repair, that communicates a professional attitude and is appropriate to the duties of its wearer and the reasonable expectations of all persons with whom the employee will come into contact in the course of the employee’s normal duties.
- The general parameters for casual business wear include using good judgment about what to wear during work days and apply to both men’s and women’s attire.
- Department directors will establish and announce in writing specific workplace attire policies, as necessary needed. The policy may vary based on safety regulations, the tasks the employees perform and the customers they serve. These standards may be modified from time to time as deemed necessary.
- Inappropriate Office Wear. The following items are inappropriate for office wear:
- Apparel typically worn to the beach or for work in the yard or gym,
- Clothing that is excessively revealing such as transparent material or attire that overly exposes areas of the body,
- Bedroom slippers or flip flops,
- Garments meant to be worn as underwear,
- Attire with graphics or text that is disruptive to good order, or
- Any attire that poses a safety hazard.
- Exceptions. Departments may observe a “dress down day” each week that will be designated by the department director.
- The department director may approve certain workplace attire exceptions on dress down day.
- Enforcement. Each department director shall interpret the workplace attire policy in light of the appropriateness to the employee’s particular work environment and ensure employees are aware of department policies and interpretations.
- Immediate supervisors shall be responsible for ensuring that their staff dresses in accordance with Board and departmental policy.
- When an employee disagrees with the supervisor’s interpretation of the dress code, the department director will determine if clothing meets the workplace attire standards.