In accordance with provisions of Article 9, Section 2.J.3, of the Rural Carrier National Agreement, effective January 5, 2008 (Pay Period 02-08), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will increase from 51.0 cents per mile to 57.0 cents per mile. The EMA is 57.0 cents per mile, or a minimum of $22.80 per day, whichever is greater.
Employees providing auxiliary assistance or serving auxiliary routes under provisions of Article 9, Section 2.J.5, receive an EMA of 57.0 cents per mile or $6.30 per hour, whichever is greater. This EMA should not exceed the amount provided in the special equipment maintenance allowance for the route stops and miles.
The EMA rate schedule on pages 18–19 supersedes all previously published EMA schedules for employees receiving EMA.