Security Guard Uniform Policy

Policy 4216.1
School District employees working as security guards in facilities owned and operated by the Union City Board of Education (“Board”) are subject to the requirements of this uniform policy. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that individuals employed as security guards exhibit uniformity in appearance so that enrolled students, employed staff, and the general public are able to identify and recognize the status and authority of the security guard. Adherence to this policy by District personnel, shall provide for the safety, security, and protection of students, District staff, and authorized visitors while in and around District property.
1 All security guards shall receive one (1) Board-issued five (5) piece uniform at the time of hire. Each uniform issued shall consist of the following:
Two (2) pairs of pants
Two (2) navy blue Blazers with Board insignia
Three (3) White long-sleeved shirts
Two (2) White short-sleeved shirts
One (1) Tie
2. Two (2) pairs of pants, two (2) white long-sleeved shirts and one (1) white short sleeved shirt shall be issued to each security guard yearly, thereafter.
3. Each security guard shall wear black rubber-soled shoes (not tennis shoes or sneakers) while in uniform. The Board shall not purchase or provide reimbursement to the employee for the cost of his/her work shoes.
4. All security guards shall be required to wear the Board-issued uniforms while on duty.
5. The uniform policy is applicable to all security guards regardless of gender.
6. Failure to wear the Board-issued uniform in accordance with this policy shall result in disciplinary action. Repeated violations of this policy may result in the withholding of increment.
1. Sneakers/tennis shoes, jeans, shorts, sweatpants and/or T-shirts are not acceptable attire for any security guard while on duty.
2. Security guards are expected to report for work physically clean, neat, and well groomed, and remain presentable while on duty.
1. Each security guard shall be responsible to maintain, clean and properly care for his/her uniform at his/her own cost.
2. The District shall not be responsible to replace a uniform which has been lost or stolen as a result of an employee’s negligence. An employee who has been deemed negligent by the District, in the maintenance and/or storage of his/her uniform shall bear the full replacement cost.
Adopted: 28 July 2011