Employee Transportation Program
No car? Maybe we can help.
Having reliable employee transportation is a requirement of the Direct Care Professional position. But that’s not always easy if you’re a student, from out of state or if don’t want to worry about a car on top of school and work.
Employees who are University of Minnesota or UW River Falls students can sign up for ACR’s Employee Transportation Program (ETP) for access to a car for getting to and from shifts at ACR . This eliminates the need to pay for a parking spot (which can run from $75-$150/month!) Maintenance issues are not your problem, either! It’s also a great choice for the environment. AND, you don’t have to shovel a car out after a snowstorm!
Paying for the Employee Transportation Program
You pay for the ETP car by have a deduction made from each paycheck.
- For day and evening shifts, the deduction from hourly pay is $2.84 per hour from the employee’s base rate of pay
- For awake night shifts, the deduction from hourly pay is only $.50 per hour from the employee’s base rate of pay
- This deduction does not apply for initial training including shadow shifts.
ETP vehicles are provided for the purpose of conducting ACR business only. They are primarily for transporting designated staff to and from designated parking sites and designated worksites. Vehicles are parked in designated locations in Dinkytown and Stadium Village near the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus.
Employees who are enrolled in ETP can reserve vehicles through an automated website to use for their shifts. ACR guarantees it will meet all work-related vehicle requests from registered ETP users with a minimum of 48 hours advance notice for weekdays and 72 hour hour notice for Saturday/Sunday shifts. Employees in the ETP may also arrange for ride shares.
To qualify, employees must have a valid driver’s license and show proof of liability insurance before starting the ETP program. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a fun story about our ETP program check out this blog on our newest ETP vehicle.