New EMA Rate – Effective September 28, 2019 decreases 1.5 cents

On September 12, 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August 2019 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 207.499, a decrease from the May 2019 Index of 211.792. Therefore, based on the August 2019 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural carriers will decrease 1.5¢ to 73.0¢ per mile.

This EMA rate will be effective September 28, 2019 (Pay Period 21-2019).

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Ann

Oh yay. Just in time for Christmas 2nd runs.

Lori J Conroe

Yep the gas price goes up and the EMA goes down