Current dress codes and customs suggest that a person should dress exactly the same in both winter and summer. This requires more heating/cooling costs for buildings as they try to reach 70 degrees for every work day. Instead,... more »
During the summer months we are spending significant amounts of money to run AC units at high levels so that our work force can feel comfortable while wearing suit and tie business attire. We should relax work force dress codes during these months and significantly reduce AC costs. It’s 102 today in the DC area and I brought my suit coat to work. This makes no sense.
This is a real bad idea and my fellow federal workers changed my mind on this idea. Thank you all for the comments.
Increase the temperature range by 3 degrees in summer and lower by 3 degress in winter. Communicate to employees and embedded contractors the proper attire to wear. This would relax the dress code but still not allow people to dress like bums. This would apply to all Executive, Legislative, and Judicial agencies.