New EMA Rate Effective December 31, 2022 (Pay Period 02-2023)

On December 13, 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November 2022 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 266.492, a decrease from the August 2022 Index of 273.737. Therefore, based on the November 2022 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for … Read more

USPS Releases 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 October 8, 2022 (pay period 22-22), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will decrease to 96.0 cents per mile. The EMA is 96.0 cents per mile, or a … Read more

EMA Rate to Decrease 1 Cent/Mile Effective October 8, 2022 (Pay Period 22-2022)

On September 13, 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August 2022 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 273.737, a decrease from the May 2022 Index of 277.077. Therefore, based on the August 2022 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for … Read more

USPS releases EMA schedules effective July 2, 2022

In accordance with the provisions of Article 9, Section 2.J.3 of the USPS/NRLCA National Agreement, effective July 2, 2022 (Pay Period 15-2022), the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) will increase to 97.0¢ per mile, or a minimum of $38.80 per day, whichever is greater. Click photos below for larger images. – These will be updated with less blurry … Read more

EMA Charts effective March 26th, 2022 released

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 March 26, 2022 (pay period 08–22), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will increase to 90.5 cents per mile. The EMA … Read more

EMA Rate to Increase 3.0 Cents/Mile Effective March 26, 2022 (Pay Period 08-2022)

On March 10, 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the February 2022 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 257.803, an increase from the November 2021 Index of 249.64. Therefore, based on the February 2022 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for … Read more

USPS OIG Report on Replacement of Privately Owned Delivery Vehicles

Background In fiscal year (FY) 2020, the U.S. Postal Service had about 133,000 rural letter carriers and associates delivering mail on over 79,500 rural routes. A rural route can be a government owned vehicle (GOV) route where the Postal Service provides the delivery vehicle, or an equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) route where the carrier provides … Read more

EMA to increase 2.5 cents on January 1st 2022

On December 10, 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November 2021 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 249.640, an increase from the August 2021 Index of 241.773. Therefore, based on the November 2021 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for … Read more

USPS Releases 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 October 9, 2021 (pay period 22–21), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will increase to 85.0 cents per mile, or a minimum of $34.00 per day, whichever is … Read more

Rural Carrier EMA to increase 4.5¢ to 85¢ – Effective October 9, 2021

On September 14, 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August 2021 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 241.773, an increase from the May 2021 Index of 229.942. Therefore, based on the August 2021 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for … Read more

New EMA charts released effective July 3rd, 2021

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 July 3, 2021 (pay period 15-21), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will increase to 80.5 cents per mile, or a minimum of $32.20 per day, whichever is … Read more

New 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 March 27, 2021 (pay period 08-21), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will increase to 73.0 cents per mile, or a minimum of $29.20 per day, whichever is … Read more

New EMA Rate – Effective January 2, 2021 (Pay Period 02-2021)

From NRLCA On December 10, 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November 2020 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 199.76, a decrease from the August 2020 Index of 200.83. Therefore, based on the November 2020 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance … Read more