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Staff Policy Handbook

Part VIII: Employee Conduct


810 - Personal Appearance


During business hours or when representing Drury, staff members are expected to present a clean, neat, and tasteful appearance. Staff members should dress and groom according to the requirements of his/her position and accepted social standards. This is particularly true if the job involves dealing with customers or visitors in person.

The supervisor or department head is responsible for establishing a reasonable dress code appropriate to the jobs performed. If a supervisor feels that a staff member's appearance is inappropriate, he/she may be asked to leave the workplace until properly dressed or groomed. Under such circumstance, the staff member will not be compensated for the time away from work. Supervisors may be consulted if there is a question regarding appropriate dress or appearance. When necessary, reasonable accommodation may be made to a person with a disability.

Casual Days:
The following information is intended to serve as a guide to help define appropriate casual business wear for all staff members during designated casual days at Drury. The first Friday of each month will be a designated casual day. Other days, such as certain holidays or days preceding holidays, may be designated as casual days with prior notification from the immediate supervisor.

The primary objective is to have staff members project a professional image while taking advantage of more casual and relaxed fashions. Casual dress offers a welcome alternative to the formality of typical business attire. Casual attire includes Drury logo clothing or colors (scarlet & gray).

Not all casual clothing, however, is appropriate for the office. Casual business wear means clean, neat, professional clothing. It is never appropriate to wear stained, wrinkled, frayed, or revealing clothing to the workplace. A staff member would be wise to make inquiry if there is any question in regard to what is appropriate.

For some, traditional business attire may simply remain a more favored option on casual days. The choice will be up to the individual. It is simply hoped and fully expected that casual days will help make the workplace more enjoyable and productive.

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