Under the Dome

Oops! New DHHS dress code hadn't been cleared with the boss yet

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.


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Absurd to tell adults, as if they were children, to bathe.
Micromanagement at its most tediously microscopic level.
Adults must be treated like adults--and given the range to think for themselves.

By the way, what is the dress code? Wear clothes?

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This seems like such a simple thing but clearly Ambassador Wos doesn't understand the kind of work that these folks do out in the field and honestly was the condescending comment about bathing necessary?!?!

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