Personal Appearance of Employees

An employee's dress and grooming should be appropriate to the 
work situation and should reflect the highest standards of 
professionalism and cleanliness.
Every office and professional employee has some contact with 
the public.  Employees are requested to be aware and
conscientious of their personal hygiene and of neatness in 
attire.  Strong odors or excessive use of perfumes or cologne
are inappropriate.  Each employee is our representative in 
appearance as well as in actions.
Accordingly, clinical employees must wear clothing 
appropriate to their job duties; the personal appearance of 
office workers is governed by the standards outlined below.
1.  Employees are expected to dress in a manner that is 
    professional looking at all times. The employees must 
    wear their name tags.
2.  Hair should be clean, combed, and neatly trimmed or 
    arranged. Shaggy, unkempt hair is not permissible 
    regardless of length.
3.  Sideburns, moustaches, and beards should be neatly
    trimmed. Eccentric styles of facial hair will not be

4.  Generally, pierced body parts and visible tattoos are 
    inappropriate to the professional facility.
5.  Clinical personnel administering direct patient care may 
    not wear artificial finger nails. 
6.  An employee reporting for work improperly dressed or 
    groomed may be required to return home to change 
    clothes or take other appropriate corrective action. 
    The employee will not be compensated during such time
    away from work, and repeated violations of this policy 
    will be cause for disciplinary action.

Approved By Governing Board    
Control #157.0