Clarificatory Addendum to Dress Code for All Govt Official & Employees

Clarificatory Addendum to Dress Code for All Govt Official & Employees

In line with the provisions of RA 6713 ( Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Official and Employees ) and in order to maintain modesty and proper decorum in the civil service, the Civil Service Commission, being the central personnel agency of the Government. hereby prescribed the following as the Dress Code for all government officials and employees in the government services when reporting for work.

CSC Memorandum Circular on Dress Code for All Govt Official & Employees -DOWNLOAD

Clarificatory Addendum to Dress Code for All Govt Official & Employees

1.The office uniforms as prescribed by the different government agencies/offices shall be the official attire of all government officials and employees, which shall be worn in accordance with their assigned schedule.

2. Appropriate Attire. On those days when there is no prescribed office uniform for the day, employees shall be dressed in appropriate business attire.

The wearing of “maong” pants, although generally prohibited, may be considered as appropriate attire when paired with a collared polo/shirt (for male employees), or any appropriate blouse or shirt (for females employees).

The wearing of maong pants among female employees is allowed only on instances when these employees are regularly performing their duties and functions in the field, or if temporarily assigned in actual field operations. In other words, female office workers are not allowed to wear maong. READ CSC CLARIFICATORY CIRCULAR 

3. Prohibited Attire. The following attire shall be prohibited for all government employees when performing official functions inside the workplace:
3.1 Gauzy, transparent or net-like shirt or blouse;
3.2 Sando, strapless or spaghetti-strap blouse (unless worn as an undershirt), tank-tops’ blouse with over-plunging necklines;
3.3 Micro-mini skirt, walking shorts, cycling shorts, leggings, tights, jogging pants;
3.4 Rubber sandals, rubber slippers, “bakya”.

4. Other Prohibitions. The following shall also be prohibited during office hours and within office premises:
4.1 Ostentatious display of jewelry, except for special occasions and during official celebrations;
4.2 Wearing of heavy or theatrical make-up.
4.3 It is likewise to considered as a taboo to use curlers , turbans, bandannas during office hours and within office premises.
5. Exemptions That May Be Allowed. In the implementation of this Dress Code, certain exemptions may be allowed, on the following grounds:
5.1 When the nature of work of the official or employee demands that he/she wears clothing other than those prescribed above;
5.2 When religious affiliation or creed or any legitimate practice by the employee in relation thereto, requires him/her to wear a particular clothing;
5.3 Physical disabilities, and other legitimate health reasons;
5.4 Pregnant female employees are allowed to wear maternity dress during the period of their pregnancy;
5.5 Employees who lost a loved one can wear mourning clothes during the period of mourning;
5.6 Other circumstances analogous to the foregoing.

READ: Revised Dress Code Prescribed for All Government Officials and Employees in the Workplace

6. Other Matters. Other matters, such as those involving hair style or growing of beard or moustache, shall be governed by the internal rules and regulations promulgated by the respective agencies/offices.

7. Penalty in Case of Violation. Any violation of the provisions of this Dress Code shall be considered as ground for disciplinary action, for violation of Reasonable Office Rules and Regulations, under Section 22.C, Rule XIV, Revised Omnibus Rules Implementing Book V of the Administrative Code of 1987 (Executive Order No. 292).

Thus, subject to the requirements of due process, the following penalties shall be strictly imposed in administrative disciplinary proceeding for non-compliance with the guidelines:
1st Offense – Reprimand
2nd Offense - Suspension for one (1) day to thirty (30) days
3rd Offense – Suspension for two (2) months
4th Offense - Dismissal from the Service.

Appropriate Dress Code for All Government Officials and Employees in the Work Place
Revised Dress Code Prescribed for All Government Officials and Employees in the Workplace
CSC MC 18, S. 1997: DRESS CODE

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