The state Department of Health and Human Services' first department-wide dress code -- which went out on Monday to the agency's 17,000 or so employees, and was published in Dome online Tuesday and in print Wednesday -- actually hadn't been cleared with the boss yet.
The policy is on hold while new DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos gets a chance to review it. The head of human resources, who sent out the Monday memo, had to send another memo Wednesday morning apologizing for not clearing it with Wos first.
The planned dress code spells out in detail just why it is that everyone looks the same in downtown Raleigh at lunchtime on weekdays.
And, frankly, is pretty similar to The N&O's dress code.