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.
What is Grooming Personal grooming is important for a positive self-image and every effort should be made to encourage and assist the resident to maintain a pleasing and attractive appearance.
Some of the perceptions people can form solely from your appearance are:
There is a time and a place for all attire. Clothing that works well for the beach, yard work, dance clubs, trips to the mall, exercise sessions, and sports contests may not be appropriate for a professional appearance at work.
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.