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Rural Carriers

Equipment Maintenance Allowance Schedule for Rural Routes

In accordance with the provisions of Article 9, Section 2.J.3 of the Rural Carrier National Agreement, effective July 8, 2006 (pay period 15-06), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will increase from 48.5 cents per mile to 52.0 cents per mile. The EMA is 52.0 cents per mile, or a minimum of $20.80 per day, whichever is greater.

Auxiliary Rural Carriers, Rural Carrier Reliefs, Rural Carrier Associates, Rural Carrier Part-Time Flexibles, and Auxiliary Assistance

Employees providing auxiliary assistance or serving auxiliary routes under provisions of Article 9, Section 2.J.5, receive an EMA of 52.0 cents per mile or $5.80 per hour, whichever is greater. This EMA should not exceed the amount provided in the special EMA for the route stops and miles.

EMA Rate Schedule

The EMA rate schedule on pages 22 and 23 supersedes all previously published EMA schedules for employees receiving EMA.

— Collective Bargaining and Arbitration,
Labor Relations, 7-6-06

EMA Rate Schedule, page 1.

EMA Rate Schedule, page 2.