Rural Carrier EMA to decrease by 2.5 cents on April 2nd, 2016

THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’
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On March 16, 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the February 2016 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 180.021, a decrease from the November 2015 Index which was 188.188. The decrease in the Private Transportation Index was due almost entirely to a change in the component Motor Fuel category from 192.445 (November 2015) to 155.723 (February 2016), a decrease of 36.722 (19.08%). Based on this release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance for rural carriers will decrease by 2.5 cents to 62.0 cents per mile.

This EMA rate will be effective April 2, 2016 (Pay Period 08-2016).

Once they are received, full EMA schedules will be posted on the Rural Carrier EMA Rate Schedule page.

Source: News Info

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16 Comments on "Rural Carrier EMA to decrease by 2.5 cents on April 2nd, 2016"

  1. Amberly Gunter | 03/16/2016 at 6:52 pm |

    Of course it is.

  2. Angela L Jones | 03/16/2016 at 7:14 pm |

    ??

  3. Nathan W. Collins | 03/16/2016 at 7:15 pm |

    Right when gas is going back up.

  4. Shawn Springer | 03/16/2016 at 7:15 pm |

    Going up.

  5. Shawn Kmiec | 03/16/2016 at 7:41 pm |

    Here we go again…I am gonna have to trade my Tahoe in for a bicycle (with a wagon attached for my parcels/mail) Ashley Mattoon

  6. Ashley Mattoon | 03/16/2016 at 7:42 pm |

    Get a scooter!!!!!

  7. Shawn Kmiec | 03/16/2016 at 7:42 pm |

    Lol

  8. Shawn Kmiec | 03/16/2016 at 7:45 pm |

    This means my route will be $40 a day in EMA…and I fill up with $30 every two days… So still not too too bad, I guess.

  9. Donna Worsham | 03/16/2016 at 7:47 pm |

    Yep. Postal service timing, impeccable as always. Gas is going back up. Jeez

  10. Nichole Garule | 03/16/2016 at 7:56 pm |

    Not cool when gas is going back up

  11. Becky Ryan | 03/16/2016 at 8:02 pm |

    Gas has gone up .50 cents a gallon here in the last week. So of course, pay us less.

  12. Drew Brazzle | 03/16/2016 at 8:09 pm |

    Right. It’s dumb.

  13. Jennifer Langworthy Mccormick | 03/16/2016 at 8:17 pm |

    I’d buy a horse but it’d just hurt it’s leg at these “perfect” boxes then I’d have to shoot it.

  14. Mark Pearl | 03/16/2016 at 8:17 pm |

    It was figured several weeks ago when gas was low. Gas always gets low when it’s time to determine ema.

  15. Leland Grant | 03/16/2016 at 9:15 pm |

    that is NOT a coincidence,

  16. Cora Parks | 03/16/2016 at 10:52 pm |

    $1’87 today. Going up as fast as the water in So AR

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