EMA Rate to Increase 6.5 Cents/Mile Effective July 2, 2022 (Pay Period 15-2022)

On June 10, 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2022 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 277.077, an increase from the February 2022 Index of 257.803. Therefore, based on the May 2022 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural carriers will increase 6.5¢ to 97.0¢ per mile.

This EMA rate will be effective July 2, 2022 (Pay Period 15-2022).

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