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Appearance and Attire

Attendance and Punctuality

The general appearance of all DCSD employees, especially those who interact with student or the public, is an important aspect of the professional image. Unless otherwise required by department or building rules, employees may choose their clothing for work consistent with the essential functions of their job and reasonable standards of professionalism, safety, cleanliness and hygiene. Department heads and building principals may require employees to change clothing and/or discontinue practices of dress that are not consistent with the criteria in the preceding sentence or that have a negative impact on the educational process or DCSD operations.

All employees are expected to be on time and punctual for showing up to work. In addition, regular attendance is considered an essential function and is necessary for the efficient operation of DCSD. Employees who are going to be absent, late or need to leave work during their usual work time, must contact their supervisor as soon as possible prior to the start of the work day. Leaving messages with other employees is not acceptable. Excessive absenteeism, patterns of absenteeism or tardiness may result in discipline, up to and including termination, even if the employee has not yet exhausted available paid time off. No Call, No Show. Failure to call in when absent will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination. Employees should discuss any further expectations regarding attendance with their supervisor.

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DCSD 2016-17 Employee Guide