600 KAR 2:040.
Appearance requirements and uniforms of Division of Toll Facilities' employees.
RELATES TO: KRS
12.040, 12.080, Chapters 18A, 174
AUTHORITY: KRS 12.040, 12.080, 174.080
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: Because the toll collectors and the maintenance
personnel on the Commonwealth turnpikes and toll roads are in positions of
constant public attention and represent the Commonwealth to much of the
traveling public, the Transportation Cabinet provides uniforms for their use. This
administrative regulation is adopted to specify the responsibilities of the
employees in maintaining their uniforms and personal appearance so that they
are a credit to the Commonwealth.
Section 1. Care
and Maintenance of Uniforms. (1) The Transportation Cabinet is responsible for
providing, at its expense, an ample supply of uniforms to and instructing toll
collectors and toll facilities maintenance personnel in the proper wearing and
use of the uniforms issued to said personnel. The cabinet is responsible for
making necessary initial alterations to the uniforms.
(2) A uniform
must be worn as issued while the employee is on duty. The employee must present
a neat and clean appearance.
(3) The employee
is responsible for uniform cleaning, pressing and minor repair such as button
replacement. The employee is also responsible for any subsequent alterations
which have been approved by the Transportation Cabinet.
(4) The employee
must not wear the uniform in nonduty activities other than travel to and from the
employee's work station.
(5) An employee
may exchange a nonfitting uniform which is still in good condition for another
uniform that fits properly.
(6) An employee
may without prejudice exchange a uniform that is not capable of conforming to
the standards required by this administrative regulation.
Damaged or Severely Altered Uniforms. (1) The employee must reimburse the
cabinet for uniforms that have been damaged through abuse, neglect,
unauthorized alterations or that have been lost or otherwise have been rendered
unsuitable for reissue prior to the end of the expected three (3) year life of
the uniform. The amount charged for the uniform will be prorated based on its
purchase price and the portion of the three (3) years durability expectancy it
has been in service.
Termination of Employee. In the event an employee resigns or otherwise
terminates his employment with the Division of Toll Facilities, the employee
shall return all uniforms issued to the employee during the preceding three (3)
years. If any uniform is not returned or is damaged or altered in an
unauthorized manner, the employee shall be responsible for such damage or loss
sustained by the cabinet. Payment will be based on the age of the uniform,
original purchase price and condition of the returned uniform.
Personal Appearance and Hygiene of Employees. (1) At work, employees must
present a clean, well-groomed appearance. Men's hair must be clean, neatly
trimmed and cut so that it will not cover the ears or any portion thereof and
so that it will not touch the collar of the uniform dress shirt. Sideburns must
not extend below the lowest part of the opening of the ear. "Afro"
hair styles must not be longer than two (2) inches from the scalp.
(2) Beards or
goatees are prohibited. Mustaches must be neatly trimmed and must not extend
below the corner of the mouth or over the top of the lip.
(3) Women's hair
must be clean and be easily maintained and presentable at all times. Women's
hair must be styled so as not to obstruct vision.
must be clean and neatly trimmed.
(5) Shoes must
be black or navy blue, clean and shined.
Disciplinary Action. The Transportation Cabinet may take disciplinary action
against any uniformed Division of Toll Facilities' employee who violates any
provision of this administrative regulation. (11 Ky.R. 909; eff. 12-11-84.)