On March 11, 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the February 2020 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 203.056, a decrease from the November 2019 Index of 205.481. Therefore, based on the February 2020 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural carriers will decrease 1.0¢ to 71.0¢ per mile.
This EMA rate will be effective March 28, 2020 (Pay Period 08-2020).
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New EMA Rate – Effective March 28, 2020 (Pay Period 08-2020)
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