KM Unit – ART. 13: Uniforms, Tools, and Equipment


A. Uniforms

Uniforms are attire, excluding shoes, which are worn for the purpose of ready visual identification of personnel when provided. The University shall have the sole discretion to determine who shall wear a uniform and the conditions under which it must be worn. Employees shall wear the uniform and maintain a proper appearance as specified by the University. If uniforms are required, the University shall provide and maintain clothing for each employee in accordance with current departmental practice. Uniforms shall be worn solely for University business.

B. Laundering

1. Uniform laundering shall be the responsibility of the University. Employees are required to use the Laundry service unless otherwise specified.

C. Tools

The University shall provide to bargaining unit employees the tools and equipment required to perform his/her assigned duties. Broken tools and equipment shall be returned to the employee’s supervisor and the University will provide the employee with replacement tools, as appropriate, within a reasonable period of time. The University agrees to establish an inventory of tools and equipment assigned to each employee for which they have personal responsibility. Providing that management has provided a means to secure such tools and equipment, the employee shall reimburse the University for any tools and equipment lost or damaged due to negligence while such are assigned to/provided to that employee and/or at the time of his/her separation from employment.

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