New EMA Rate – Effective September 26, 2020 (Pay Period 21-2020)

On September 11, 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August 2020 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 200.83, an increase from the May 2020 Index of 187.467. Therefore, based on the August 2020 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for … Read more

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

EMA to decrease 1 cent – Effective March 28, 2020 (Pay Period 08-2020)

On March 11, 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the February 2020 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 203.056, a decrease from the November 2019 Index of 205.481. Therefore, based on the February 2020 CPI-W release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for … 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

New EMA Rate – Effective September 28, 2019 decreases 1.5 cents

On September 12, 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August 2019 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 207.499, a decrease from the May 2019 Index of 211.792. 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

(EMA) for rural carriers will decrease 2.5¢ to 70.0¢ per mile effective March 30, 2019

On March 12, 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the February 2019 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 199.460, a decrease from the November 2018 Index of 206.138. Therefore, based on the February 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 – Increase of 3.0¢ -Effective July 7, 2018 (Pay Period 15-2018)

On June 12, 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2018 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 210.730, an increase from the February 2018 Index of 203.13. As a result, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural carriers will increase by … 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 Rate to increase by 2 cents Effective January 6, 2018 (Pay Period 02-2018)

On December 13, 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November 2017 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 199.447, an increase from the August 2017 Index of 196.076. Therefore, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for rural carriers will increase by 2.0¢ to … 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