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On June 14, 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2017 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 196.433, an increase from the February 2017 Index of 193.388. Therefore, based on the may 2017 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance for rural carriers will increase by 1.0¢ to 68¢ per mile.
This EMA rate will be effective July 8, 2017 (Pay Period 15-2017).