Equipment Maintenance Allowance Schedule for Rural Routes

Rural Carriers

In accordance with provisions of Article 9, Section 2.J.3 of the Rural Carrier National Agreement, effective January 3, 2009 (Pay Period 02-09), the equipment mainte­nance allowance (EMA) will decrease from 65.0 cents per mile to 53.0 cents per mile. The EMA is 53.0 cents per mile, or a minimum of $21.20 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 53.0 cents per mile or $5.90 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.

EMA Rate Schedule

The EMA rate schedule on pages 1112 supersedes all previously published EMA schedules for employees receiv­ing EMA.

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