Graduate Medical Education (GME) M Program

Graduate Medical Education (GME) M Program

Description

The M designation is a supplemental parking program intended to provide limited weekday access to parking in Hospital Ramp 1, Hospital Ramp 3 and the Newton Road Ramp for UIHC Medical Residents and Fellows. The M Program is an extension of employee permit parking and must be used in conjunction with an approved UI GME Program hangtag.  In practice the program consists of a permit imprinted with the parking lot number, the letter “M,” and an additional programming feature on the permit-holder’s parking access card that tracks parking utilization and payroll deducts charges based on the M Program rates.    

Eligibility

Employee parking assignments to other parking lots or ramps, and/or departmentally owned or managed permits, are not eligible for the M program. M hangtags are not valid when used alone or with any other permit.  The M program is only available to UIHC employees under the GME (Graduate Medical Education) program with UI employment classifications of PZ 31, 32, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 91, and 92; or as authorized by the Director of Parking and Transportation.  Qualified employees are also required to have one of the following UI permits assigned directly to their name on a payroll deduction basis: Lot 43, 65, 75, 85 or NW.

The access card must always be used to enter and exit university parking facilities, even if the parking gates are raised when exiting the parking facility.  Program privileges are not eligible to participants exiting a cashiered parking facility without their access card.

Permit Use

When the appropriate GME hangtag is properly displayed from the rearview mirror, Parking & Transportation will allow the vehicle to utilize Hospital Ramp 1, Hospital Ramp 3 or Newton Road Ramp between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, M-F according to the rates and charges listed below, without being cited and fined $30 for violating the University’s “Employee in Ramp” prohibition for patient parking facilities. All remaining hours, including weekdays from 4:30 PM to 8:30 AM Monday through Friday, and all weekend long from 4:30 PM on Friday through 8:30 AM Monday are provided free of charge to those permits listed above.

Fees

When parked in Hospital Ramp 1, Hospital Ramp 3 or Newton Road Ramp, individuals using a UI parking access card with M privileges, and operating a vehicle displaying an approved GME hangtag, are subject to the following hourly parking rates:

For the first 0.0 – 16.0 hours of each calendar month (used between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, M-F); parking is free.

For hours 16.1–32.0, of each calendar month (used between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, M-F) parking is charged at the standard hourly rate. 

For any hours in excess of 32.0 within each calendar month (used between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, M-F) parking is charged at the graduated rate.

For example, an individual who parks for 45 hours between March 1 and 31 in Hospital Ramp 1 (between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm M-F), using the GME hangtag, would be charged the following:

 0-16  hours                 =16 hrs. At NO CHARGE                           $    .00

16-32 hours                 =16 hrs.  X $1.20/hr. (FY 16 Rates)  =    $ 19.20

32-45 hours                 =13 hrs.  X $3.30/hr. (FY 16 Rates)  =  $ 42.90                 

Total Charges for month                       $ 62.10

Fees will be charged monthly via payroll deduction only. There will be no exchanges of cash or other payment methods at the cashier’s booth upon exiting.  Charges will be two months behind (e.g., for those charges accumulated in the March example above, the payroll deduction would show on the May 1 paycheck). 

Procedures for card use:

-When the appropriate GME hangtag is properly displayed from the rearview mirror, Parking & Transportation will allow the vehicle to use Hospital Ramp 1, Hospital Ramp 3 or Newton Road Ramp between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, M-F according to the rates and charges previously listed, without being cited and fined for violating the University’s “Employee in Ramp” prohibition for patient parking facilities.

-When entering an approved UI cashiered facility, pull to a stop with the driver’s side window in line with the card reader. Present the card to the face of the reader, holding it parallel to, and no more than three inches from, the target decal on the reader surface.

-The time and location of the entry will be noted. Use the same procedure to exit. Calculations for fees will be based on these entry and exit times.

-To use M-Program privileges, participants must always use the access card to enter or exit a UI cashiered facility.  Participants must always display a GME hangtag when parking in a UI cashiered facility. 

-Do not pull a transaction ticket upon entry and attempt to use the card when exiting. This will result in a daily maximum charge for every incident.

-Use of the card for consecutive entries without a paired exit (or consecutive exits without a paired entry) is prohibited and may result in a daily maximum charge for each incident.

-Use the card to exit when the gates are up late at night. Simply stop, present the card to the reader. Your exiting time is noted even though the gate does not respond.

-Never share, transfer or pass-back a parking access card. Each incidence will result in a daily maximum charge and is considered theft.

-If you forget your card you will be required to pay the full cashiered amount. Exiting through a cashier without your card or a transaction ticket will result in a $20 charge.

-Employees can monitor any accumulated fees through Employee Self-Service.  To access this information, log in to Self-Service.  Select “My Parking” then “Review My Parking Transactions.”