Personal Appearance and Dress Guidelines

Premier America requires all team members to present a professional image to the public and to demonstrate mutual respect for each other as professionals. Accordingly, each team member is required to wear appropriate business attire while at work or conducting Premier America business.

The appearance and dress guidelines outlined in this policy are applicable for both branch and corporate office team members. If your supervisor believes your appearance does not meet standards, you may be asked to leave your workplace, without pay, until you are properly attired and/or groomed.

The following standards have been established to provide consistency among team members and maintain the image of Premier America. These are only guidelines and are not all encompassing; discretion and business etiquette will always prevail.

The Credit Union recognizes that team members may observe a particular form of appearance or dress as required by their religious preference. Effort will be made to accommodate religious observance and practices unless such accommodation is unreasonable and would result in an undue hardship on the conduct of business. In making these decisions, the Credit Union will consider such factors as business necessity, financial costs and expenses, and resulting personnel issues. If you want to request such a reasonable accommodation, or have specific questions about appearance and dress, please contact Human Resources.

Schedule for Types of Attire

 Location Professional Business Attire Business Casual Attire Jeans Day
Branches Monday - Thursday Friday - Saturday As designated
Corporate Office As Desired Monday - Saturday As designated
Managers (all locations) Monday - Thursday Friday - Saturday As designated


Professional Business Attire

Professional business attire is described as follows:

• Women’s dress, suit, dress slacks or skirt with blouse and sweater
• Men’s dress shirt and tie with dress slacks and belt
• Men’s dress shirt and sweater with tie, slacks and belt


Business Casual Attire

The following are acceptable for business casual attire:

• Casual slacks or khakis (such as Dockers)
• Polo-type or button-down collared shirt
• Blouse
• Pullover or button-down sweater


Jeans Day

From time to time, management will announce a Jeans Day for all team members. The following is acceptable attire for Jeans Day:

• Jeans that are not faded, tattered or torn
• Credit Union logo wear (polo, sweater or button down shirt)

Credit Union logo wear must be worn with jeans. If you do not have logo wear, you may dress business casual on jeans day.

Shoes

Shoes are a part of professional dress and can help to project a business image. Appropriate shoes include: dress shoes or pumps; leather-like, suede or loafer-style shoes; boots; closed-toed mule or closed-toed slide styles; and open-toed shoes/sandals with a dress appearance. Heels should not be so high as to present a safety hazard. Tennis/sport-type shoes are not acceptable at any time.

Unacceptable Attire

Examples of unacceptable attire include but are not limited to:

• Jeans of any type (unless management declares “Jeans Day”)
• Clothing made of denim
• Transparent, stretch or spandex material; leggings or visible undergarments
• Capri pants or shorts at or above the knee
• T-shirts; tank tops; halter tops; sweatshirts
• Sleeveless blouses or sleeveless dresses without a blazer or sweater
• Clothing that is overly tight, low cut, or overly loose
• Sports/tennis shoes; casual sandals; flip flops; crocs/clogs; or bedroom slippers

Grooming Standards

• All clothing must be clean and pressed with no fraying or visible holes.
• Jewelry and/or fragrance should be worn in moderation.
• Fingernails must be clean and neat, and should be an appropriate length suitable to the business environment.
• Hair should be clean, neatly combed, styled and colored consistent with a professional business image.
• Facial hair must be clean and neatly trimmed.

Body Alteration/Modification

Intentional body alteration or modification that detracts from a professional image is prohibited. Examples include, but are not limited to:

• Visible tattoos (tattoos should be discreetly and completely covered at all times).
• Body piercing (other than traditional ear piercing).
• Tongue piercing or splitting.
• Tooth filing.
• Earlobe expansion.
• Disfiguring skin implants.