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CNN reports ‘business casual' is being reversed. What about at APSU?

On Sept. 9, 2004, CNN ran the story Schools, offices button down dress codes, saying several businesses and schools have reversed their business casual dress code.

The report said, Tired of staff members who(m) they see as pushing the limits of professionalism and good taste, a growing number of employers are issuing lengthy dress codes.
On Sept. 9, 2004, CNN ran the story “Schools, offices button down dress codes,” saying several businesses and schools have reversed their business casual dress code.

The report said, “Tired of staff members who(m) they see as pushing the limits of professionalism and good taste, a growing number of employers are issuing lengthy dress codes.”

Among them is Target Corp., which distributed a new 20-page dress code, stating that now men must wear a sport coat or tie if they leave their usual work areas, and women must wear a jacket over a sleeveless blouse or, as an option, a sweater set. Other companies are asking their employees to bump up their apparel choices a notch.

So, what are the dress guidelines for APSU staff? On Jan. 1, 2003, guidelines were adopted that makes it acceptable for staff to wear “business casual” year-round with the stipulation that business attire should be worn when the occasion requires it and that employees are expected to wear clothing appropriate for a professional setting when hosting or meeting guests. Staff who wear uniforms, such as campus police, are exempt.

APSU guidelines are given on the Human Resources Web site: http://www.apsu.edu/hrhomepage/handbook/relaxeddress.htm
—Dennie Burke