Ed Powell

County adopts dress code

June 30, 2010 by WLKM
The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has adopted a dress and grooming policy for county employees.

The policy, which was approved earlier this month, calls for county employees to maintain a neat and well-groomed appearance in accordance with their position and working conditions. Specifically, business attire is to be worn during the course of an employee’s normal work day.

County Administrator Judy West-Wing said the policy is general and employees understand good judgment should be used when dressing for work.

Exceptions to the code are made for employees whose jobs require uniforms, such as the sheriff’s department, animal control, and building and grounds. The county occasionally has a dress-down day and under that situation more casual attire is considered acceptable.