February 1, 2008
Employee parking programs and policies

MGH Parking and Commuter Services reminds all staff and employees that employee parking is not allowed during daytime hours in the Fruit Street, Parkman Street and Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care garages or by any MGH valet operation at the Cox Building, Wang Ambulatory Care Center or Yawkey Center in order to provide parking for patients and visitors. As both a benefit and convenience to evening and night/weekend employees, MGH Parking and Commuter Services offers reduced rate and free parking options at the Fruit Street and Parkman Street garages.

Evening or night/weekend shift employees wishing to enroll in a parking program at the Fruit Street and Parkman Street garages can do so at the Fruit Street parking office. The employee's hospital ID badge will be programmed for access. Evening shift employees may enter the garages between 2:30 and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, for $80, which includes 20 programmed uses. Night shift employees may use their programmed ID cards to enter the garages after 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and 24 hours a day during weekends — which begin Friday at 5:30 pm and end Monday at 9:30 am — at no cost. There is no employee parking after 9:30 am, Monday through Friday, at these garages. There is no employee parking in the Yawkey Center Garage at any time.

MGHers using the garages should note the following policy details:

• Employees registered for Fruit Street or Parkman Street garage parking programs entering or exiting the garages outside of the specified time periods will be charged the posted public rate for the time spent parked in the garage through payroll deduction. If this practice is frequent, supervisors will be notified.

• Employees registered for Fruit Street or Parkman Street garage parking programs entering or exiting the garages without their ID badge will be charged, upon verification of their participation in the parking programs, the maximum daily validated rate of $8 through payroll deduction. No exceptions or refunds will be given.

• Employees with an ID badge that does not work upon entering or exiting the garages will be charged the maximum daily-validated rate and given a receipt. The Fruit Street parking office will research and issue a credit through payroll deduction if a refund is due. A receipt of inital payment is required.

• Employees with a personal medical appointment or visiting or caring for a patient may park in the Fruit Street or Parkman Street garages or use the valet for the time of the appointment or visit. Employees may not go or return to work and leave their vehicles in the garage. Parking spaces turn over three to four times a day, meaning that one parking space occupied by an employee would take up to four patient parking spaces.

Repeat violators of parking policies may have their parking privileges suspended or terminated. MGH Parking and Commuter Services thanks all those who support these policies, which ensure adequate parking for patients and visitors. For more
information, call (617) 726-8886.

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