New EMA Rate – Effective January 4, 2020 (Pay Period 02-2020)

On December 11, 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November 2019 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 205.481, a decrease from the August 2019 Index of 207.499. Therefore, based on the August 2019 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural carriers will decrease 1.0¢ to 72.0¢ per mile.

This EMA rate will be effective January 4, 2020 (Pay Period 02-2020).

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