On June 10, 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2021 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 229.942, an increase from the February 2021 Index of 208.129. Therefore, based on the May 2021 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural carriers will increase 7.5¢ to 80.5¢ per mile.
This EMA rate will be effective July 3, 2021 (Pay Period 15-2021).
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