Rural Carrier EMA to decrease to 72.5 cents per mile on Jan. 5th, 2019

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 January 5, 2019 (pay period 02-19), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will decrease to 72.5 cents per mile. The EMA is 72.5 cents per mile or a minimum of $29.00 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 72.5 cents per mile or $7.85 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.

EMA Rate Schedule
The EMA rate schedules below supersede all previously published EMA schedules for employees receiving EMA.