EMA Rate to Increase 3.0 Cents/Mile Effective March 26, 2022 (Pay Period 08-2022)

On March 10, 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the February 2022 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 257.803, an increase from the November 2021 Index of 249.64. Therefore, based on the February 2022 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural carriers will increase 3.0¢ to 90.5¢ per mile.

This EMA rate will be effective March 26, 2022 (Pay Period 08-2022).

EMA Rate to Increase 3.0 Cents/Mile Effective March 26, 2022 (Pay Period 08-2022)