Rural Carrier EMA to increase to 80.5 cents – Effective July 3, 2021 (Pay Period 15-2021)

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).