EMA Schedules released. Effective July 4th, 2020

On June 10, 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2020 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 187.467, a decrease from the February 2020 Index of 203.056. Therefore, based on the May 2020 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance for rural … Read more

New EMA Rate – Effective January 4, 2020 (Pay Period 02-2020)

On December 11, 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November 2019 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 205.481, a decrease from the August 2019 Index of 207.499. Therefore, based on the August 2019 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for … Read more

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 199.460. Therefore, based on the May 2019 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for … Read more

Rural Carrier EMA to decrease to 72.5 cents per mile on Jan. 5th, 2019

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 January 5, 2019 (pay period 02-19), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will decrease to 72.5 cents per mile. The EMA is 72.5 cents per mile or a … Read more

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 Index of 210.730. Therefore, based on the August 2018 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance … Read more

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 increase to 74.0 cents per mile or a minimum of $29.60 per day, whichever is … Read more

New EMA Rate – Effective March 31, 2018 (Pay Period 08-2018)

On March 13, 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the February 2018 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 203.13, an increase from the November 2017 Index of 199.447. As a result, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural carriers will increase by … Read more

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 the may 2017 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance for rural carriers will increase by 1.0¢ … Read more