Commuter Benefit Accounts allow employees to set aside money from their paycheck, pre-tax, to cover the costs of parking or public transportation (RTD) that are incurred in connection with commuting to work. Employees are able to change their elections and contribution amounts at any time. All employees are eligible to enroll in commuter benefits. For more information, click here.
DPS offers two tax-free Commuter Benefit Accounts administered by WageWorks:
- Commuter Transit Account
- Commuter Parking Account
*WageWorks funds will post 5-7 days after payday.
Commuter Parking Account +
This benefit may be used to pay for parking provided to an employee at or near the business premises of the employer. It can also pay for parking provided at or near a location from which the employee commutes to work by van-pooling, in a commuter highway vehicle, or by carpool. It does not include residential parking.
Commuter Transit Account +
If you enroll in this type of account, you may be able to receive reimbursement for the following expenses: any pass, token, fare card, voucher, or similar item that entitles the employee to transportation to and from work in a “commuter highway vehicle. ”*Requests for transportation reimbursements must be submitted within 180 days of the date the expense was incurred.
Plan Enrollment and Parking/Transportation Voucher Orders
To receive a transit pass or parking benefit, you must register for a WageWorks Commuter Benefit Account. (Note: Your ID code is the last 4 digits of your Social Security number)
All orders are final as of the 10th of the month. For example, enrollment for benefits that begin in July must be completed by June 10. If you miss this deadline, you can enroll for benefits in July, which become effective for August and each month going forward. If your transportation needs change, you will be able to change or place a new order at any time.
Rollover of Unused Funds
The plan permits employees who remain employed by DPS to carry over unused amounts to subsequent months for an indefinite period of time. Employees who terminate employment will forfeit any unused amounts; however, any qualified transportation expenses incurred prior to the employee’s date of termination are eligible expenses and can be reimbursed if submitted in a timely manner. COBRA does not apply to this benefit.
Account access and usage: Visit Wageworks.com or call 1-877-924-3967
Paycheck Deductions: Call HR Connect at 720-423-3900 or email Connect_HumanResources@dpsk12.org