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(5) Other Considerations

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   Battle dress uniforms (BDUs), cargo pants, “raid-type” jackets, or similar clothing with law enforcement identifiers should not be worn unless in conjunction with conducting a search or home visits in conjunction with law enforcement.

   Tattoos may distract from the normal course of business, and therefore, all visible tattoos shall be concealed during working hours.

   Jewelry and other accessories shall not present a safety hazard nor be offensive to clients and co-workers.

1. Jewelry shall not be functionally restrictive or excessive.

2. Jewelry which, by its slogan, color, and/or design, implies a negative connotation is prohibited.

   Body Piercings: Excessive body piercing in nontraditional areas of the body may distract from the normal course of business, and therefore, such piercings shall not be visible.

1. Although an employee may have parts of his or her body pierced, it is unacceptable for an employee to wear body piercing jewelry or ornaments that are readily visible to others. Examples of unacceptable areas for piercing include, but are not limited to, the following: nose, eyebrows, eyelids, tongue, lips, chin, cheeks, hands, neck, etc.

2. The normal wearing of earrings in the earlobe is acceptable as long as the number that are worn in each ear is limited to a maximum of three per ear. The wearing of ear gauges is not permitted.

3. All staff is advised to consider safety precautions in their choice of clothing, jewelry, and shoes.

4. An employee may request an exemption to parts of these standards based on legitimate medical, religious, or cultural practice.

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