EMA

New EMA Charts effective July 6th, 2019

On June 12, 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2019 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 211.792, an increase from the February 2019 Index of…


EMA to rise 4.5 cents for rural carriers on July 6th, 2019

On June 12, 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2019 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 211.792, an increase from the February 2019 Index of…




EMA to remain unchanged at 74.0 cents per mile

On September 14, 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August 2018 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 210.794, an increase, albeit slight, from the May 2018…


New EMA Charts released – Effective July 7th, 2018

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 7, 2018 (pay period 15-18), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will…






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…