The professional image of the Office of Information Technology is important in establishing and maintaining a working relationship with groups on and off campus, including university administration and public officials. The attire worn by departmental staff contributes to this image and should meet the following guidelines.
- All employees are expected to maintain a neat, clean, professional appearance.
- Clothing should be appropriate for the particular function of a business unit.
- Items with logos or slogans should be in good taste, professional in appearance, and not offensive to the general public or coworkers.
- Open-toed shoes may pose a safety concern and should be worn with caution.
- Clothing should never be ill-fitting, ragged, or excessively revealing.
- Any item that creates a distraction or impairs the ability to carry out job functions is inappropriate.
- Employees who are inappropriately dressed may be asked to change clothing, and any time spent in doing so must be accounted for as time away from work.
Due to the varying degrees to which departmental staff interact directly with other professionals, each unit head may develop additional unit guidelines for work attire and gain approval for them from the Vice Chancellor for Information Technology.