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STAFF DRESS CODE The following dress code was developed for the staff of the YMCA of Greater New Orleans. The guiding principle is that clothing must be appropriate to the work situation. Through adherence to this policy, we will provide a consistent, appropriate and professional image for all staff members. General Dress Guidelines The overall appearance of every YMCA staff member must be in keeping with the YMCA spirit and purpose and project a wholesome, healthy image. All clothing must be clean and in good repair (no holes). No frayed bottom hems or ragged bottoms of pant legs. For female employees, all shorts/dresses etc. need to be of adequate length in relation to their height and display modesty. Female employees’ tops must be of adequate length so as not to expose any midriff at any time. Male employee’s pants/shorts must be worn at the waistline. Their tops/shirts that are not tucked in are not to be longer than the start of the inseam of their pants/shorts. No undergarments are to be visible at any time. Hair must be kept clean and neat at all times. Clothing shall not have suggestive, offensive, or unprofessional pictures or wording, nor promote alcohol or tobacco. Footwear must be appropriate to your job. Extreme styles of dress or personal appearance are not allowed. Employees who have religious beliefs which conflict with this dress code shall notify their supervisor. The supervisor shall contact the director of human resources, who will work with the supervisor to implement reasonable adjustments to the dress code in order to accommodate the employee’s religious beliefs. Name Tags: YMCA employees that are issued nametags must wear them at all times while on duty. Department Dress Codes: Management Team/Business Office Staff: Male management staff may wear casual business attire which maintains a professional appearance, unless you have a meeting which would require regular business dress (shirt, tie or dress sweater, dress pants, dress shoes). Female management staff may wear casual business attire which maintains a professional appearance, unless you have a meeting, which would require regular business dress (dress pants or slacks, skirt or dress, sweater, dress shoes). If on duty in an outdoor environment, doing maintenance work, or teaching, management team members are permitted to dress according to the appropriate department dress code for that activity. In any case, after teaching, provisions should be made to change into the appropriate management team apparel. Front Desk: All front line staff are required to be in uniform, which includes YMCA provided shirt and appropriate matching pants or shorts. Denim pants or shorts are permitted, however they must be neat and clean, without holes and display modesty. Hats and visors are not allowed. Flip flops are not allowed. Holiday wear is permitted two weeks before major holidays.


Aquatic Staff: Only YMCA issued or approved bathing suits are permitted (Y aquatic staff shorts or staff tank shirts). Female employees may wear YMCA sport shorts over their bathing suits. Pool specific footwear must be worn when on deck. Aquatic staff members need to have shoes, shorts and a shirt on while in the building. Stud earrings may be worn, no dangling earrings. Fitness Instructors: Acceptable clothes are - bike shorts (need to be of adequate length in relation to their height and display modesty) with matching sport top, sport shorts. Sport shirts or tank tops may be worn in place of Y staff shirts. Fitness shoes must be worn. Flip-flops are unacceptable. Fitness Staff: All front line staff are required to be in uniform, which includes YMCA provided shirt and appropriate pants or shorts. (No sweatpants, blue jeans or blue jean shorts.) Youth Sports & Youth/Teen Staff: All front line staff are required to be in uniform, which includes YMCA provided shirt and appropriate matching pants or shorts. Denim pants or shorts are permitted, however they must be neat and clean, display modesty and be without holes. Tied tennis shoes must be worn (no sandals or flip-flops). Kid’s Corner/Child Care Center Staff: All front line staff are required to be in uniform, which includes YMCA provided shirt and appropriate matching pants or shorts. Denim pants or shorts are permitted, however they must be neat and clean, display modesty, and be without holes. Holiday wear is permitted two weeks before major holidays. Day Camp Staff: All front line staff are required to be in uniform, which includes YMCA provided shirt and appropriate matching pants or shorts. Denim pants or shorts are permitted however they must be neat and clean, display modesty, and be without holes. Tied tennis shoes must be worn (no sandals or flip-flops). Maintenance Staff: All front line staff are required to be in their YMCA provided staff shirt and clean, comfortable pants or shorts. Caps are acceptable. Work shoes or boots are acceptable. Enforcement of Dress Code This dress code will be enforced! Employees wearing inappropriate clothing will be given a written warning and will be sent home to change. 9/17/07

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