EMA to rise 4.5 cents for rural carriers on July 6th, 2019

On June 12, 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2019 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 211.792, an increase from the February 2019 Index of 199.460. Therefore, based on the May 2019 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural carriers will increase 4.5¢ to 74.5¢ per mile.

This EMA rate will be effective July 6, 2019 (Pay Period 15-2019).

The full EMA schedules will be posted on the Rural Carrier EMA Rate Schedule page when available.


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