Dress Code Policy
Reviewed August 2013 - Revised May 4, 2009
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This policy is intended to describe general guidelines on what is considered appropriate dress for the workplace. These guidelines are not intended to be all-inclusive, but rather should help set the general parameters for appropriate attire, and allow employees to use good judgment and common sense about items not specifically addressed.

Our appearance should always reflect what is appropriate for our job, work setting, and personal safety. Be conservative when selecting work attire, if in doubt whether or not the attire is appropriate, do not wear it and seek advice from your Supervisor or HR representative.

Core Requirements

bulletPersonal appearance and hygiene play an important role in projecting a professional image. Daily grooming and clean, appropriate clothing is expected to reflect a positive, professional image.
bulletKeep safety in mind when determining proper attire at work. Never sacrifice safety for comfort or fashion.
bulletManagement is the final authority on the appropriateness of an employee’s attire.

What To Wear To Work

Acceptable attire includes khakis or Dockers- style twill pants with collared shirt or sweater (for men) or blouse, dressy tee, or sweater (for women). Dressy capris, casual dresses and skirts are also acceptable (for women). Footwear should be selected according to the type of work performed, keeping safety, comfort, and professional appearance in mind. Hosiery/ socks are not required. Appropriate undergarments must be worn and not be visible.

More formal business attire is always acceptable if that is your preference and may be expected in certain circumstances.

Casual Fridays, Holidays

Jeans and dressy long shorts (for women), university or sport team logo shirts permitted. Denim skirts, capris or dresses permitted. Athletic shoes, tennis shoes, and hats are not permitted in office settings.

Uniform/Non-Climate Controlled Environments

If uniforms are provided, employees must wear them in accordance with department guidelines.

Where uniforms are not provided in non-climate controlled environments, such as warehouses, the Sort, hangars, etc., appropriate attire includes jeans, shorts

(non-spandex, covering majority of thigh), athletic shoes or boots where required, fitted tank tops and t-shirts or sweatshirts with non offensive markings.

On Fridays, Saturday and Sunday, university or sport team logo shirts are permitted.

What Not To Wear to Work

Revealing, distracting, or provocative clothing is not appropriate in our business environment. Short shorts’, midriff bearing tops, spaghetti strap tops, are examples of clothing not appropriate in a work environment.

Clothing that works well for the beach, yard work, dance clubs, exercise sessions, and sports contests may not be appropriate at work.

Athletic shoes, tennis shoes, and hats are not permitted in office settings.

Some employees are allergic or sensitive to the chemicals in perfumes, colognes and make-up, so wear these substances with restraint.

Employees who fail to follow the proper dress code will be counseled and will be subject to corrective action. The employee may be sent home to change clothes or footwear. Any time lost will not be compensated.

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Revision History:
May 4, 2009
Aug. 5, 2008