Strapless dresses, shorts, flip flops, pullovers/zip-ups and beach wear are all inappropriate for the workplace.
Any clothing that has words, terms, or pictures that may be offensive to other employees is unacceptable. [Discuss “offensive”] Clothing that has the Department’s logo is encouraged. T-shirts are not acceptable unless specifically authorized for dress down days. However, knit, short-sleeved shirts with collars (Polo shirts) are acceptable. Sports team, university, and fashion brand names on clothing are generally unacceptable, except for dress down days.
Obviously, B is appropriate. A and C are not. Remember: Even B can be inappropriate if the pants are not ironed/neat in appearance, if they have paint on them, or if they are frayed/torn. Belts should be work with khaki pants and the shirt should be tucked in.
DJJDP logo shirts are appropriate for business casual dress.
A is backless B is see-through C is a T-Shirt D is APPROPRIATE E is strapless and too tight F is a tank top
Excessive make-up should be avoided. Hair rollers, sometimes called curlers, are prohibited at work.
Typically the standard for fingernail length is no longer than the tip of the finger. This standard only applies to staff authorized through training to restrain a juvenile. However, if your fingernail length interferes with the effectiveness and efficiency of your job performance – how well and how quickly you can perform those duties (i.e., typing, washing clothes, etc…), then you should trim your nails to the standard length (not to extend beyond the finger tip). Also, if you or your supervisor believe the length of your nails might present a safety risk (such as: cause injury during a physical confrontation), you are required to trim them to the standard length. During RCDT training, no staff member may wear false nails or have fingernail length extend beyond the tip of each finger.
A is appropriate B is fine for those not working in a vocational or recreation area C is inappropriate . Slippers are not allowed.
A: The height of this shoe is a safety hazard. It would be difficult to perform a direct care duty with these shoes on all day. B: Again, height is a safety hazard and shiny leather/ pleather is unprofessional. C: IS APPROPRIATE . D: Flip-flops/thongs are not appropriate for the workplace.
Classic athletic shoes are appropriate. Low volume colors are appropriate. Loud colors (florescent) and prints on shoes are distracting. High heeled sneakers are inappropriate. These shoes defeat the purpose of wearing athletic shoes: function. It is important to remember that just because an article of clothing, jewelry, or footwear costs a lot of money does not mean it is appropriate for the workplace.
While the jacket this woman is wearing may be appropriate: jeans, sneakers, and mid-drift showing shirts are not. Also be mindful that hoop earrings could be a safety hazard to you in a facility. Please remember that the Department does not reimburse staff for lost, stolen, or damaged jewelry.
If you have to ask yourself, “I wonder if this would be appropriate for work?”, then it probably isn’t appropriate for work. You are encouraged to seek guidance from your supervisor when you have questions about what is appropriate to wear to work.
Ways for Excellent Personal Grooming
What is Grooming Personal grooming is important fora positive self-image and every effortshould be made to encourage andassist the resident to maintain apleasing and attractive appearance.
Some of the perceptions people can formsolely from your appearance are:• Your professionalism.• Your level of sophistication.• Your intelligence.• Your credibility.
Personal Grooming habits• Grooming involves all the aspects of your body:• Overall Cleanliness• Hair.• Nails.• Teeth.• Uniform• Make-up
Personal GroomingHabits:HAIR• It is your crowning glory.• Keep it at a length and style at which you can maintain it.• Wash your hair at least once a week.
Hair styles• Males:• Not fall over the ears,eyebrows or even touch the back of the collar• Will always present a neat appearance.• Facial hair should be neatly trimmed (moustache, sideburns), beards are not recommended
Hairstyles• Females:• Tie your hair in a neat hairstyle with hair pulled back from face.• Hair if longer than jawline should be tied into a bun.• Should be well groomed with a neta appearance at all times• Hair holding devices should be plain and of natural colours
Nails• Clip nails short, along their shape.• A healthy body ensures healthy nails.• Brittle or discoloured nails show up deficiencies or disease conditions.
Teeth• Brush teeth twice a day and rinse well after every meal .• Remember to rinse your mouth after every meal• For those who smoke it is important you rinse your mouth after every smoke and use a mouth freshner
Uniform• Your uniform talks a lot about your organization.• First impressions are made within the first 5 minutes of meeting someone• A neat clean and well ironed uniform is acceptable and appreciated by one and all at all times.
Examples of Appropriate Attire for MenBusiness BusinessCasual ProfessionalAttire Attire
Examples of Appropriate Attire for WomenBusiness BusinessCasual ProfessionalAttire Attire
Examples of Unprofessional and Inappropriate Attire•Midriff baring clothing•Miniskirts•Excessively high heeled shoes•Caps (headwear) indoors•Very tight clothingClothing that reveals cleavage, yourback, your chest, your stomach oryour underwear is not appropriatefor the workplace, even in a businesscasual setting.
Make-up• Makeup should be natural looking.• Nail polish and lip color should not be too trendy or bright.• Mild fragrance.• Women: stay away from extremely dark, bright reds and fluorescent colors.
Make up• Hair color should not be more than one or two shades darker or lighter than your natural hair color. Unnatural colors (burgundy, green, etc.) must be avoided.
Accessories :Males• Men should limit accessories/jewelry to 3 pieces• Accessories include watch, ring, handkerchief• A dress watch should be worn, avoid athletic styles.• Avoid bracelets, necklaces, and visible piercing
Accessories :Women• Jewelry should be keep minimal and conservative• Remove all facial piercing except earrings• The 5 Piece Rule: Wear only 5 accessories - earrings count as 2; watch counts as 3, allowing 2 additional accessories,
• Jewelry, Makeup, Perfume, and Cologne: Should be in good taste, with no visible body piercing other than pierced ears.Hats and Head Covering: Hats and caps are not appropriate in the office. Head Covers that are required for religious purposes or to honor cultural tradition are allowed.
Shoes:Males• Lace up conservative shoes are the most appropriate.• Choose black, brown or burgundy shoes. Shoe color should match your trousers or be of a darker color.• Shoes should be in good condition and polished.• Socks should match the color of your suit and cover your calves. (Should be washed daily)• Belts should be in good condition and match the color of your shoes.
Shoes:Females• Shoes should be pumps or sling backs, do not wear shoes with open toes, open heel, or ankle straps.• Shoes should be of good quality leather.• Shoe color should be darker than your trouser.• Heels should be 1-2 inches; higher heels should be saved for after hours.
SNEAKERS: What is appropriate (for thoseauthorized by duty/assignment to wear athletic shoes) • Appropriate, conservative athletic shoe• Inappropriate, flashy athletic shoe
Let’s remember• A neat and clean uniform at all times.• Hair neatly tied up.• No Bad breadth• Clean and washed socks with polished shoes.• Well manicured hands and……..• Usage of a mild deodorant
There is a time and a placefor all attire. Clothing thatworks well for the beach,yard work, dance clubs, tripsto the mall, exercise sessions,and sports contests may notbe appropriate for aprofessional appearance atwork.
Violations of Dress Code• If an employee’s supervisor determines that an employee’s clothing fails to meet these standards, the supervisor shall ask the employee not to wear the inappropriate item to work again. The supervisor may send the employee home to change clothes and shall issue a verbal warning for the first offense. All other policies about personal time use will apply. Progressive disciplinary action will be taken for further dress code violations. HR should be contacted as the Facility Director/Chief Court Counselor deems appropriate.