Holiday guidance[MIGRATE]

By Public Affairs Office | November 25, 2013

News Brief

News Brief (Photo by Ramon E. De La O Sr.)

With the holiday season upon us, service member and Department of Defense employee celebrations often include decorations and holiday-themed parties. INFOGRAM 47-13, as of Oct. 30, outlines the applicable rules and regulations pertaining to holiday decorations, giving and receiving gifts, and conducting holiday parties.

Decorations, both in the federal workplace and in the family housing areas, may include religious themes only if the decoration is of a personal nature. All decorations must be rendered flameproof by the officer or noncommissioned officer, or civilian in charge. Live trees are prohibited.

Ornamentation will not be permitted to obstruct any exit, exit markers or stairways.

Religious displays are allowed to be displayed on leased property on base when the display is placed by the tenant.

For further restrictions on the base’s family housing area, please review the governing lease agreement.