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According to the National Board, 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 rural carriers will decrease 1.5¢ to 73.0¢ per mile.

This EMA rate will be effective September 28, 2019 (Pay Period 21-2019).

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