Updated: Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013, 5:27 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013, 9:43 AM EDT
PERU, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana county commissioner wants to ban county workers from wearing jeans in the Miami County Courthouse, saying casual clothing is inappropriate in a government building.
County Commissioner Jerry Hamman says jeans are "more suitable to the beach or a picnic" than a government office like the courthouse in Peru. He tells the Kokomo Tribune (http://bit.ly/Zm6hUN ) he's heard complaints about employees' appearance and wants to end casual Fridays, where workers are permitted to wear jeans.
He says county employees should wear business attire because "the nature of the business that people conduct in this courthouse isn't a reason for celebration."
County Treasurer Becky Morris criticized Hamman's push, saying his comments cast courthouse staff in a bad light and take away "anything that might be a little bit fun."
Information from: Kokomo Tribune, http://www.ktonline.com