Dress Appropriate for Employees
Employees serve as representatives of the St. Charles City-County Library District to the community and as such must present an appropriate appearance while on duty.
Maintaining a favorable public image consistent with the District’s service environment and taking pride in appearance conveys respect for the public, respect for ourselves, and elicits confidence from the customers we serve. It is expected that all staff members will use good judgment in choosing their attire, taking into consideration their position, contact with the public and safety standards.
Therefore, all employees are required to present a clean, neat, and appropriate appearance and are required to wear a Library District employee badge during their scheduled shifts and while representing the Library District.
In general, Pages may wear jeans to work and other staff may also wear jeans, but both must meet the standard of being neat and appropriate. Customer service, management and administrative staff should use discretion in wearing jeans so as not to detract from the quality of service provided. Also for safety purposes, Pages, GSMAs, Delivery Drivers, and other employees involved with lifting and moving heavy materials should wear closed-toe shoes. Some types of clothing are considered inappropriate in public service areas, such as shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, etc.
The Branch/Department Manager or Supervisor has the responsibility to ensure that employees meet acceptable standard of dress. If the Manager/Supervisor determines that the employee is inappropriately dressed for work, the Manager/Supervisor may send the employee home to change or ask that the employee make acceptable modifications to their attire, such as, putting on a sweater. Employees sent home to change will not be paid for the time they are away from their work area. Repeated disregard for appropriate dress may result in disciplinary procedures.