Labor Exchange Travel Subsidy

Labor Exchange Travel Subsidy (LETS) Policy

Consented upon at 2015 Assembly, March 16, 2015 by the current Delegates


Labor Exchange (LEX) is a system in which a community allows its members to claim labor credits in return for working at another community or organization. Communities set their own policies for when to allow their members to claim LEX hours.

Labor Exchange Travel Subsidies (LETS) are a way for FEC Communities and Communities in Dialogue to get reimbursed for the travel costs associated with LEXing.

  • In order to be eligible for LETS both the visiting and host communities must be FEC communities or Communities in Dialogue.
  • Each FEC Community is allowed to sponsor up to two LEX trips per year and be reimbursed for the associated costs within the limits described below. Either the visiting community or the host community may sponsor the trip. Each Community in Dialogue may sponsor LEX trips with the consent of the FEC delegates.
  • The maximum reimbursement for a single LEX trip is the greatest of:
    • Mileage reimbursement for a single car making a single round-trip of greater than 50 miles each way at $0.35/mile
    • Mileage reimbursement for a single car making up to two round-trips per week of less than 50 miles each way at $0.35/mile.
    • Reimbursement for up to $500 worth of travel expenses, regardless of the details of how and when those expenses were incurred.  This is intended to allow communities far away from other FEC communities to have LEX trips travel by the cheapest option, even if that includes airplanes, and to facilitate alternative travel methods such as LEX trips by bicycle.
  • The community who pays will also indicate who the sponsoring community is. They will pay for all expenses up front and submit an expense report to the FEC. The paying community may request reimbursement or deduct the expenses from dues owed.


This policy replaces all previous FEC LEX and LETS policies.