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HQPD 1541.2K
Effective Date: November 18, 2015
Expiration Date: November 18, 2020
Responsible Office: LM032
Criteria for the Assignment of Parking Permits and Parking Procedures (Revalidated 4/16/10)
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11/18/2015
Update to comply with 1400 Compliance, with administrative changes, and update Colonial Parking to Standard Parking

1. PURPOSE

This Headquarters Policy Directive (HQPD) outline the
parking permit assignment criteria and parking procedures
(Attachment A) for NASA assigned permits for NASA
Headquarters (HQ) garage.

2. APPLICABILITY

This HQPD is is applicable to NASA  Headquarters civil
service employees, including full-time, part-time, temporary
personnel, detailees, and intergovernmental personnel act
employees (IPA) who duty location is in the National Capital
Region. Civil service employees on detail to NASA
Headquarters from NASA Centers or other Federal Agencies are
also eligible for the parking permit.

3. AUTHORITY

National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended,
42 U.S.C. 2473, section 203.

4. APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS AND FORMS

General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings
Service Customer Guide to Real Property.

5. RESPONSIBILITIES

a. The Director, Headquarters Facilities and
Administrative Services Division, LM030, is responsible for
administering the NASA parking permit program for NASA
Headquarters.    b. NASA Headquarters Employees are
responsible for following the parking permit assignment
criteria and parking regulations in the HQ garage.    c.
Standard Parking is responsible for the management and
security of the HQ garage.  

6. DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

None.

7. MEASUREMENTS/VERIFICATIONS

a. Internal and external third party audits and
evaluations shall be used to assess the effectiveness of
this procedure.  The Program Administrator shall contact
parking program participants annually or the designee to
recertify application information and verify continued
program eligibility.

8. CANCELLATION

HQPD 1541.2K, dated April 16, 2010. 

REVALIDATED 11/18/2015 WITH CHANGE 1, ORIGINAL SINGED BY:

Jay M. Henn
Executive Director for Headquarters Operations


ATTACHMENT 1

1. CRITERIA FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF PARKING PERMITS    a.
Parking permits are issued in the order of priority listed
below and using a point system with the points criteria
being: 1 point for each year of   Government service
(including military service), 1 point for each GS Grade  
level and 16 points for SES employees.    (1) Persons with
Disabilities - A NASA HQ civil service employee who has a  
severe, permanent, or temporary physical impairment (see
section 2.c.)    (2) Tan Space Parking - Designated staff of
the Office of the Administrator   and Officials-in-Charge of
Headquarters Offices.    (3) Vanpools - A group of at least
8 members whose principal driver is a   NASA HQ civil
servant employee.    (4) Carpools - Two or more members,
whose principal driver is a NASA HQ   civil servant
employee.    (5) Individual - On an as available basis,
after the above categories have been   met, individuals will
receive permits.    (6) Other vehicle space, e.g.,
motorcycles, bicycles, etc., is obtainable on an   as
available basis.    2. PROCEDURES FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF
PARKING SPACES    a. Parking permit assignments will be
reevaluated quarterly if there is a   waiting list based on
the priority order and point system described in section  
1(a).    b. Annually, a completed NHQ Form 43,
"Application for Headquarters   Parking Permit,"
with original signatures of each member, must be forwarded 
 to the NASA HQ Parking Manager, HQ Facilities and
Administrative Services   Division, LM030. Applications will
be processed on a first-in basis when they   are of equal
points.    c. Persons with disabilities are required to
submit medical certification from   their physician to the
Medical Director, HQ Health Unit, LM032 for review and  
medical certification for eligibility. Approved medical
certifications will be   forwarded to the NASA HQ Parking
Manager, LM032. Medical re-certifications   are conducted
annually.    3. PARKING PROCEDURES    a. A fee for parking
permits will be collected on a quarterly schedule. The rate
  and time schedule will be announced approximately three
weeks prior to the   end of the current quarter. Failure to
pay the fee by the established deadline   will result in
forfeiture of the permit.    b. Only one permit (hanging
tag) will be issued to each authorized carpool,   vanpool,
and individual permit holder.    c. If a permit (hanging
tag) is lost, it must be reported in writing to the NASA  
Headquarters Parking Manager (LM032). A replacement fee will
be charged for   the loss of the permit.    d. Parking
permits are not transferable to persons whose names do not 
 appear on the parking application.    e. If a carpool
disbands or a permit holder wants to discontinue parking,
the   permit must be returned to the NASA HQ Parking Manager
(LM032). A   prorated refund will be given to the permit
holder for the unused portion.    f. The principal driver
shall notify the NASA HQ Parking Manager (LM032) of   any
change in carpool membership.    g. Towing at owner's
expense, revocation of parking privileges, and/or other  
punitive measures may be taken particularly for violation of
regulations   below:    (1) Ignition keys must be left in
the ignition in key-designated spaces.    (2) Permits
(hanging tags or parking stubs) must be displayed at all
times.    (3) Children are not permitted in the garage
unattended.    (4) No animals shall be left in vehicles.   
(5) No parking in the special designated parking areas, and
Government   vehicle or handicap parking spaces unless
authorized.    (6) Employees must not move individual
vehicles other than their own. Parking   attendants are on
duty during posted garage operation hours to provide  
assistance should vehicles require moving.    (7) No smoking
in garage or in vehicles parked in the garage.    (8) Speed
limit (5 miles per hour) must be observed at all times.   
(9) Storage of vehicles in garage is not permitted.    4.
LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES ARISING FROM USE OF PARKING GARAGE   
a. The Government does not assume any liability for personal
injury, theft, or   damage to vehicles (or their contents)
occurring in the parking garage.    b. The parking garage
contractor is not responsible for any articles left in  
vehicles.    c. The parking garage contractor is responsible
only for damage caused by   the attendants. Claims for
damage must be reported to the Colonial Parking   Garage
Manager on P1-level, while the car is in the garage and on
the day   the damage has occurred. A parking garage
contractor official will investigate   the accident.    d.
Employees who damage another vehicle while parking or moving
a vehicle   must notify Colonial Parking. All parking garage
accidents involving personnel   or vehicle damage shall be
reported immediately to Colonial Parking.    5. MONITORING
AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE    a. Official protocol
incorporating the parking garage staff working in tandem  
with electronic devices to monitor the NASA Headquarters
Parking Garage   shall be employed to ensure the safest
possible environment.    Representatives of the NASA
Headquarters Security Guard force, Federal   Protective
Service, Facilities and Administrative Services Division,
Parking   Garage Manager and the building owner shall work
to enforce all rules and   regulations, warn or notify
authorities to cite violators for infractions.  Only   the
Federal Protective Service is authorized to cite violators 
 with a DC Department of Motor Vehicles citation.  The
monitoring devices   may include closed-circuit television
cameras, patrols and/or radar speed   display signs.    6.
NONCOMPLIANCE WITH PARKING PROCEDURES    a. Failure to
follow these regulations for the parking garage may result
in the   revocation of parking privileges and/or
disciplinary action.  
 Persons with Disabilities - A NASA HQ civil service
employee who has a   severe, permanent, or temporary
physical impairment (see section 2.c.)    (2) Tan Space
Parking - Designated staff of the Office of the
Administrator   and Officials-in-Charge of Headquarters
Offices.    (3) Vanpools - A group of at least 8 members
whose principal driver is a   NASA HQ civil servant
employee.    (4) Carpools - Two or more members, whose
principal driver is a NASA HQ   civil servant employee.   
(5) Individual - On an as available basis, after the above
categories have been   met, individuals will receive
permits.    (6) Other vehicle space, e.g., motorcycles,
bicycles, etc., is obtainable on an   as available basis.  
 2. PROCEDURES FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF PARKING SPACES    a.
Parking permit assignments will be reevaluated quarterly if
there is a   waiting list based on the priority order and
point system described in section   1(a).    b. Annually, a
completed NHQ Form 43, "Application for Headquarters  
Parking Permit," with original signatures of each
member, must be forwarded   to the NASA HQ Parking Manager,
HQ Facilities and Administrative Services   Division, LM030.
Applications will be processed on a first-in basis when they
  are of equal points.    c. Persons with disabilities are
required to submit medical certification from   their
physician to the Medical Director, HQ Health Unit, LM032 for
review and   medical certification for eligibility. Approved
medical certifications will be   forwarded to the NASA HQ
Parking Manager, LM032. Medical re-certifications   are
conducted annually.    3. PARKING PROCEDURES    a. A fee for
parking permits will be collected on a quarterly schedule.
The rate   and time schedule will be announced approximately
three weeks prior to the   end of the current quarter.
Failure to pay the fee by the established deadline   will
result in forfeiture of the permit.    b. Only one permit
(hanging tag) will be issued to each authorized carpool,  
vanpool, and individual permit holder.    c. If a permit
(hanging tag) is lost, it must be reported in writing to the
NASA   Headquarters Parking Manager (LM032). A replacement
fee will be charged for   the loss of the permit.    d.
Parking permits are not transferable to persons whose names
do not   appear on the parking application.    e. If a
carpool disbands or a permit holder wants to discontinue
parking, the   permit must be returned to the NASA HQ
Parking Manager (LM032). A   prorated refund will be given
to the permit holder for the unused portion.    f. The
principal driver shall notify the NASA HQ Parking Manager
(LM032) of   any change in carpool membership.    g. Towing
at owner's expense, revocation of parking privileges, and/or
other   punitive measures may be taken particularly for
violation of regulations   below:    (1) Ignition keys must
be left in the ignition in key-designated spaces.    (2)
Permits (hanging tags or parking stubs) must be displayed at
all times.    (3) Children are not permitted in the garage
unattended.    (4) No animals shall be left in vehicles.   
(5) No parking in the special designated parking areas, and
Government   vehicle or handicap parking spaces unless
authorized.    (6) Employees must not move individual
vehicles other than their own. Parking   attendants are on
duty during posted garage operation hours to provide  
assistance should vehicles require moving.    (7) No smoking
in garage or in vehicles parked in the garage.    (8) Speed
limit (5 miles per hour) must be observed at all times.   
(9) Storage of vehicles in garage is not permitted.    4.
LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES ARISING FROM USE OF PARKING GARAGE   
a. The Government does not assume any liability for personal
injury, theft, or   damage to vehicles (or their contents)
occurring in the parking garage.    b. The parking garage
contractor is not responsible for any articles left in  
vehicles.    c. The parking garage contractor is responsible
only for damage caused by   the attendants. Claims for
damage must be reported to the Colonial Parking   Garage
Manager on P1-level, while the car is in the garage and on
the day   the damage has occurred. A parking garage
contractor official will investigate   the accident.    d.
Employees who damage another vehicle while parking or moving
a vehicle   must notify Colonial Parking. All parking garage
accidents involving personnel   or vehicle damage shall be
reported immediately to Colonial Parking.    5. MONITORING
AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE    a. Official protocol
incorporating the parking garage staff working in tandem  
with electronic devices to monitor the NASA Headquarters
Parking Garage   shall be employed to ensure the safest
possible environment.    Representatives of the NASA
Headquarters Security Guard force, Federal   Protective
Service, Facilities and Administrative Services Division,
Parking   Garage Manager and the building owner shall work
to enforce all rules and   regulations, warn or notify
authorities to cite violators for infractions.  Only   the
Federal Protective Service is authorized to cite violators 
 with a DC Department of Motor Vehicles citation.  The
monitoring devices   may include closed-circuit television
cameras, patrols and/or radar speed   display signs.    6.
NONCOMPLIANCE WITH PARKING PROCEDURES    a. Failure to
follow these regulations for the parking garage may result
in the   revocation of parking privileges and/or
disciplinary action.  
  
 

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