Human Resources

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 July 2, 2011 (Pay Period 15-11), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will increase from 67.0 cents per mile to 73.5 cents per mile. The EMA is 73.5 cents per mile, or a minimum of $29.40 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 73.5 cents per mile or $7.95 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 5 and 6 supersedes all previously published EMA schedules for employees receiv­ing EMA.

Rate 1Rural Equipment Maintenance page 1

Rate 2Rural Equipment Maintenance page 2