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USPS Releases Equipment Maintenance Allowance Schedule for Rural Routes

In accordance with the provisions of Article 9, Section 2.J.3, of Handbook EL-902, Agreement Between the United States Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, effective December 30, 2023 (pay period 2-24), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will decrease to 95.0 cents per mile. The EMA is 95.0 cents per mile, or a minimum of … Read more

From NRLCA: EMA to Decrease 3 Cents Per Mile Effective December 30, 2023

On December 12, 2023, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 270.407, a decrease from the August 2023 Index of 279.590. Therefore, based on the November 2023 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural … Read more

USPS releases new EMA rate charts

Rural Carriers In accordance with the provisions of Article 9, Section 2.J.3, of Handbook EL-902, Agreement Between the United States Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, effective October 7, 2023 (pay period 22-23), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will increase to 98.0 cents per mile. The EMA is 98.0 cents per mile, or a … Read more

EMA to Increase 3 Cents Per Mile Effective October 7, 2023

On September 13, 2023, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 279.590, an increase from the May 2023 Index of 271.037. Therefore, based on the August  2023 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural … Read more

Updated EMA Charts released

Equipment Maintenance Allowance Schedule for Rural Routes Rural Carriers In accordance with the provisions of Article 9, Section 2.J.3, of Handbook EL-902, Agreement Between the United States Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, effective July 1, 2023 (pay period 15-23), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will increase to 95.0 cents per mile. The EMA … Read more

EMA will increase 3.5 cents, effective July 1, 2023 (Pay Period 15-23)

On June 13, 2023, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 271.037, an increase from the February 2023 Index of 261.223. Therefore, based on the May 2023 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural … Read more

New EMA Charts Released

In accordance with the provisions of Article 9, Section 2.J.3, of Handbook EL-902, Agreement Between the United States Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, effective April 8, 2023 (pay period 9–23), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will decrease to 91.5 cents per mile. The EMA is 91.5 cents per mile, or a … Read more

New EMA Rate Effective April 8, 2023 for rural carriers (Pay Period 09-23)

On March 14, 2023, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the February Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 261.223, a decrease from the November 2022 Index of 266.492. Therefore, based on the February 2023 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural … Read more