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Friday of each week and the entire week containing a state holiday are authorized as 2020 agency wide PRIDE Days.  Employees may participate by making a $25 donation at the beginning of the calendar year.

In the event that a worksite is closed due to inclement weather, etc., no makeup day will be designated.


Standards for Dress 

(OP-110245, "Standards for Employee Appearance")

Although the dress code is somewhat relaxed on PRIDE Days, casual attire will be in accordance with policy and will not detract from the professional image of the department.  Jeans, if authorized at the facility/unit level for casual day, will be clean and of good quality and repair. Apparel such as sweat/wind suits, t-shirts (except plain [no logos or decorations] or  DOC sponsored), shorts, exercise pants, athletic or tennis shoes and jogging suits are not authorized for casual days.    

Correctional officers are authorized to wear a regular uniform shirt and blue denim jeans. However, correctional officers must have regular uniform pants to wear if called upon to perform duties outside the facility such as court appearances, transports, or other similar activities. 

Non-uniform employees with court appearances or other similar activities are expected to maintain normal personal appearance standards during those activities.

Collection of Funds

Please submit your donation to the facility PRIDE Day Coordinator as listed on the program participation form.

Requests for Assistance

An amount up to $500 may be presented to an employee or a member of his/her immediate family, upon the committee’s approval, in the event of a catastrophic situation resulting in unforeseeable extreme hardship, crisis or personal disaster. Examples of such events may include, but are not limited to: severe house fires, terminal/critical illness of an employee or a member of his/her immediate family, death of an employee or a member of his/her immediate family, hospice for an employee or a member of his/her immediate family, or extended hospitalization of an employee or member of his/her immediate family. (PRIDE defines an immediate family member as a spouse or dependent child.)

The PRIDE committee may review other unforeseeable hardship requests on a case-by-case basis that are not specifically listed above. Total disbursements shall not exceed $500 per family for a 12-month period. An exception may be made when both the husband and wife are employed by the department.  

Written requests for assistance will be verified by the facility/unit head then submitted to the director of Human Resources on the PRIDE Day Request for Assistance Form. The director of Human Resources will confer with the other members of the PRIDE committee, which are the executive assistant to the director and an ODOC employee representative. The PRIDE committee will review the request to ensure it meets the above criteria.

If a catastrophic event occurs impacting a large number of employees, such as a tornado or devastating wild fires, the PRIDE committee has the discretion to disburse an amount less than the traditional $500 based on the availability of PRIDE funds.  The PRIDE committee also has the discretion to make additional disbursements in the event of a line of duty death.

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