Skip to content Skip to popular pages Skip to navigation
Civil Service Bureau The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Brand Hong Kong - Asia world city
Default Font SizeALarger Font SizeALargest Font SizeA
SearchSubmit Search querySite mapContact us


Mobile / Accessible VersionPrinter View
Home > Letters to colleagues
Logo of Civil Service Bureau
Our Ref. : BP 6/25
10 July 2006

Dear Colleagues,

Office Dress in Summer Months

At the LegCo session today, the Chief Executive made a public appeal for energy conservation in order to improve air quality in Hong Kong. The Government will adopt a series of measures to reduce emission of air pollutants and energy consumption. The Chief Executive also announced the Government will launch a "dress down in summer" campaign.

I write to echo the call made by the CE.

In recent years, government offices have set the air-conditioning at 25.5oC during summer, to help reduce energy consumption and improve air quality. To complement the energy conservation policy of the Government, civil servants may wear smart casual dress in summer months. This has been clearly provided for in CSB Circular No. 7/2005 on office dress.

Based on my observation, there are still some colleagues who have not adopted a more relaxed code of business attire in summer. I would like to encourage everyone to dress casual and smart in summer, and to discard jackets and ties. This would engender a more comfortable work environment and enhance efficiency.

I hope every colleague will participate in the "dress down in summer" campaign, thereby setting a good example for others in the community.

Yours sincerely,

The signature of SCS, Miss Denise YUE

(Miss Denise YUE)
Secretary for the Civil Service

Back Back to Top
Level Double-A conformance, W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict
2012 © Important Notices | Privacy Policy Last Revision Date : 16 May 2018