Corbett’s cabinet members ruffle feathers as they settle into Harrisburg

    No flip-flops, sweatpants, halter tops or short skirts.

    What could pass for the dress code at a public middle school is also being enforced in Harrisburg, where Pennsylvania Public Welfare Secretary Gary Alexander has issued a memo to top staffers about how not to dress for work. Apparently your government workers treat everyday like casual Friday.

    The Associated Press cites reports from the Inquirer and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which note not just Alexander’s memo, but also an incident involving Health Secretary Eli Avila.

    In January, things got loud when Avila ordered an egg salad sandwich at a Harrisburg restaurant that he felt wasn’t fresh enough. Avila reportedly announced loudly that he is, in fact, the health secretary. A subsequent investigation of the restaurant by city officials found no violations.

    At least you know your public welfare department workers will be well-dressed.

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