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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