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New EMA Charts Released

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In accordance with the provisions of Article 9, Section 2.J.3, of Handbook EL-902, Agreement Between the United States Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, effective April 8, 2023 (pay period 9–23), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will decrease to 91.5 cents per mile. The EMA is 91.5 cents per mile, or a minimum of $36.60 per day, whichever is greater.

Auxiliary Rural Carriers, Rural Carrier Reliefs, Rural Carrier Associates, Rural Carrier Part-Time Flexibles, and Auxiliary Assistance
Employees providing auxiliary assistance or serving auxiliary routes under the provisions of Article 9, Section 2.J.5, receive an EMA of 91.5 cents per mile or $9.75 per hour, whichever is greater. This EMA must not exceed the amount provided in the special equipment maintenance allowance for the route stops and miles.


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