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Open enrollment for parking begins May 1

The MUSC Bee Street garage is scheduled to open in mid-October. In anticipation of that event, the MUSC Office of Parking Management (OPM) is scheduling an open-enrollment period for all employees who are or who may be interested in obtaining a parking assignment in this new facility.
The contract date for substantial completion of the garage is Oct. 23. If that occupancy date should change, everyone would be notified as far in advance as possible. The rates for the new garage will be the same as for all other on-campus locations. The schedule is as follows:

May 1 - May 31: Open enrollment for parking assignment to Bee Street garage
During this period employees may indicate their interest in receiving a parking assignment in this facility by going to, and following the prompts.
All entries during the enrollment period must be made online. No online applications will be accepted prior to May 1 or after May 31.
The names of employees who come on board following May 31, and current employees who do not register during open enrollment, will be added to the assignment list effective with the date they sign up for it with OPM.

The names of employees who enroll during the open enrollment period will be organized in two categories—faculty and classified employees—and will be prioritized in each list by hire date. Hire dates will be obtained electronically from human resources databases. Assignments will be offered between the two lists in alternating fashion as prescribed by MUSC parking assignment policy.

If a hire date appears to be incorrect, the employee should contact the Office of Parking Management by phone or send an e-mail to Debby Humbert at with thr corect date. All dates will be verified with human resources and entered into the parking database no later than June 1.

June 1 - June 30: Record review
During this time employees may check online to see that they are included in the list and that their hire dates are correct. If corrections are needed, they should be made during this period.

July 1 - July 31: Notification, acceptance
Notification of assignment opportunity will be e-mailed by OPM to employees. If an employee does not respond to the first e-mail, OPM will send a second e-mail. Failure by employees to respond would be considered a declination, and therefore will warrant removal from the enrollment list.

Beginning Aug. 1: Registration, issuance of parking authorization and information
OPM will issue decals and make necessary changes to the records of employees who will be assigned to the Bee Street garage.
The assignment process for employees who will be transferring from one MUSC parking location to another can, in most cases, be handled without the employee having to come to the parking office. Parking decals and parking information will be mailed to the home addresses of employees who have accepted an assignment offer. The employee's MUSC ID will serve as the Bee Street garage access card. Access privileges will be activated automatically.
It will be necessary for employees who accept an assignment, but who do not park in the MUSC parking system, to come to the parking office to register and make payment arrangements.

Friday, April 25, 2008
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