On March 14, 2023, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the February Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 261.223, a decrease from the November 2022 Index of 266.492. Therefore, based on the February 2023 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural carriers will decrease 2.0¢ to 91.5¢ per mile. This EMA rate will be effective April 8, 2023 (Pay Period 09-2023).
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