Parking Assurance Program


Employees who currently have Day shift monthly parking are invited to join the Parking Assurance program. The Parking Assurance program allows employees the opportunity to temporarily cancel their Day shift monthly parking to try an alternative to driving alone to work (bicycle, walk, carpool, BART, bus, train, vanpool) at least three days a week. 

Parking Assurance program members have 90 days to try bicycling, walking, carpooling, BART, bus, train, or vanpooling to work. If after trying an alternative to driving alone at least three days a week, Parking Assurance program members can reinstate their monthly parking assignment when notification is given within 90 days of joining the Parking Assurance program.  

The program is a good way for employees to try a new commute without losing the opportunity to return to the parking program within 90 days.

Requirements

  • Employees must currently pay for on-campus Day shift monthly parking to enroll in the Parking Assurance program.  
  • Employees must commute to and from Oakland Medical Center by carpool, vanpool, transit, bicycle, or walk to work at least three days per week during Parking Assurance Program membership. 
  • Employees must enroll in the Parking Assurance program at the time they cancel monthly parking.

Exclusions

  • Employees cannot use the program to suspend monthly parking:  
  • During an extended vacation, disability, maternity, or medical leave
  • While temporarily assigned to work at another location
  • While driving to work and parking at another location
  • During favorable weather conditions and plan to reinstate parking during unfavorable weather conditions

Procedure

  • Employees must use an alternative to driving alone to commute to Oakland Medical Center at least three days a week during Parking Assurance program membership. 
  • Membership in the program automatically expires 90 days from enrollment date.
  • Employees can cancel program membership any time prior to the 90 day expiration date to enroll in commuter programs or to request parking.
  • The deadline to cancel Parking Assurance program membership to request Day shift monthly parking is 90 days from the Parking Assurance program enrollment date. 
  • Employees should track how they commute to work and be able to prove they used a commute alternative during Parking Assurance program membership. Only employees who can show proof of using a commute alternative during program membership can have parking reinstated. 
  • When parking is re-assigned, the parking location will be determined based on availability. Parking might or might not be assigned in the original parking garage. 
  • Employees who need onsite parking on days they do not use a commute alternative can register in the Sporadic Parking program to purchase Sporadic
  • Parking in the Howe Street visitor garage, as long as the employee uses a commute alternative at least three days a week. The Sporadic Parking program expires when Parking Assurance program membership expires.
  • When an employee cancels monthly parking, payroll deduction will stop when processed by the Payroll office.
  • If an employee reinstates monthly parking, payroll deduction will start when processed by the Payroll office.
  • Employees can enroll in the Parking Assurance program once every three years. 

Click here to download the Parking Assurance Program Registration Form