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Jun 17
Change to Chapter 5 - Personnel

UPDATED SECTION​​​​

5.2.16​ - Personal Appearance

Staff members represent the Church and should therefore dress and groom accordingly. All staff members are expected to be neat and clean, maintain a professional appearance, and observe good habits of grooming and personal hygiene. Professional and conservative business attire must be worn at archdiocese locations/worksites, all work areas, and offsite while conducting archdiocesan business. Staff members should check with the person in charge for clarification about what is appropriate in their work area.

Whether or not you are in the public eye, professional and appropriate business attire must be worn on top and bottom. The following are not appropriate at any time (this is not an exhaustive or exclusive list):

  • T-shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Crop tops
  • Casual sandals
  • Flip-flops
  • Jeans
  • Leggings
  • Tight/skinny pants
  • Tights in lieu of pants
  • Shorts
  • Sweats
  • Athletic apparel
  • Torn clothing
  • Faded clothing
  • Sheer/see-through clothing
  • Revealing clothing
  • Tight/form-fitting clothing
  • Clothing with writing or designs (other than for archdiocesan events)
  • Etc.  

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If your duties require you to be crawling under desks, moving equipment or materials the majority of the day, or performing maintenance/custodial work, jeans and a long- or short-sleeved casual shirt or top may be appropriate.   

Locations should not have a casual dress policy. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that staff members adhere to the dress code and are expected to take the steps necessary to remind and counsel staff regarding violations of the dress code.  

Violations of the dress code will result in disciplinary action and/or the employee being asked to go home.​

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