EMA

New EMA Charts – rate will stay at 68 cents per mile

Equipment Maintenance Allowance Schedule for Rural Routes Rural Carriers 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 September 30, 2017 (pay…



New EMA Charts available. Effective July 8th, 2017

On June 14, 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2017 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 196.433, an increase from the February 2017 Index or…


EMA to increase 1.0 cent – Effective July 8, 2017 (PP 15-2017)

On June 14, 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2017 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 196.433, an increase from the February 2017 Index of 193.388. Therefore, based on…


New updated rural carrier EMA Charts

On March 16, 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the February 2017 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 193.388, an increase from the November 2016 Index or…


EMA rate to rise 1.5 cents – Effective April 1, 2017 (Pay Period 08-2017)

On March 16, 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the February 2017 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 193.388, an increase from the November 2016 Index of 189.479. Therefore, based on the February 2017 CPI-W release,…




USPS Releases new EMA charts – effective April 2nd, 2016

Rural Carriers In accordance with 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 April 2, 2016 (pay period 8-16), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA)…


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

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…


Rural Carrier EMA to decrease 4 cents effective January 6, 2016

On December 15, 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November 2015 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 188.188, a decrease from the August 2015 Index which…