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HQPD 1541.2K
Effective Date: April 16, 2010
Expiration Date: April 16, 2015
Responsible Office: LM032
Criteria for the Assignment of Parking Permits and Parking Procedures (Revalidated 4/16/10)
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1. PURPOSE

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

2. APPLICABILITY

This Policy is applicable to NASA 
Headquarters civil service employees, intergovernmental 
personnel act employees (IPA) and detailees.

3. AUTHORITY

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

4. REFERENCES

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. Colonial Parking is responsible for the management and security of the HQ 
garage.

6. DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

None.

7. MEASUREMENTS

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 1541.2J, 
dated July 29, 2003. 

Christopher T. Jedrey
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.

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