ARTICLE 13 UNIFORMS

13.1 Seasonal uniforms and equipment shall be supplied where required by the Company, and replaced as necessary. Uniforms or equipment worn or used by the Officers who are on duty shall be prescribed by the Company, and no deviation from the Company’s requirements shall be practiced except when allowed by the Company.
13.2 Each Officer shall be supplied with the following uniform items:
3 – pairs of uniform shirts and pants
1 – baseball style cap
1 – winter coat (issued to Outdoor Recreation, Perimeter and GTI Officers)
1 – winter knit cap (issued to Outdoor Recreation, Perimeter and GTI Officers)
1 – pair of gloves (issued to Outdoor Recreation, Perimeter and GTI Officers)
1 – mini flashlight and holder
1 – key chain and holder
1 – name tag and badge
1 – CPR Mask
1 – trouser belt
4 – belt keepers

13.3 The Company will provide an annual boot allowance in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00) to be used for purchasing footwear meeting the Company’s specifications. Transportation Officers are no longer provided boots as part of their uniform compliment and are eligible for this allowance.
All Officers will be eligible for the annual boot allowance on the first paycheck after April 1, throughout the term of this collective bargaining agreement.

If April 1 falls prior to the newly hired Officer completing their 90-day probationary period, the boot allowance will be awarded after the completion of the 90-day probationary period, and, thereafter, annually on the first paycheck following April 1. Officers are only entitled to one boot allowance per calendar year.

13.4 Uniforms, equipment, and other Company issued items remain the property of the Company and must be returned upon separation if requested by the Company.