If you are among the 2,509 employees who work for the Columbus Consolidated Government, get use to wearing a badge.
A badge policy approved Thursday by Columbus Council requires employees to wear identification badges whenever they are on duty in city buildings. The rule includes all elected officials holding public office but excludes employees who wear government issued uniforms or the badge would be hazardous to perform their duties around equipment.
Employees who fail to follow the new requirements or habitually forget their badges could face disciplinary action.
The policy will improve security at city buildings and help authorities during an emergency. “We need everyone’s cooperation,” said City Manager Isaiah Hugley.