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(EMA) for rural carriers will decrease 2.5¢ to 70.0¢ per mile effective March 30, 2019

On March 12, 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the February 2019 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 199.460, a decrease from the November 2018 Index of 206.138. Therefore, based on the February 2019 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural carriers will decrease 2.5¢ to 70.0¢ per mile.

This EMA rate will be effective March 30, 2019 (Pay Period 08-2019).

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New EMA Rate – Effective March 30, 2019 (Pay Period 08-2019)