EMA Rate to increase by 2 cents Effective January 6, 2018 (Pay Period 02-2018)

On December 13, 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November 2017 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 199.447, an increase from the August 2017 Index of 196.076. Therefore, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural carriers will increase by 2.0¢ to 70.0¢ per mile. This adjustment includes a 0.5 cent base rate increase per the terms of Article 9.2.J.3.a of the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This EMA rate will be effective January 6, 2018 (Pay Period 02-2018).