Interpreter Appreciation Month

  Dear Colleagues: Happy Interpreter Appreciation Month! We want to give something back to you, the hardworking Indie Interpreter! Get 3 CIMCE units for FREE with our Private Sector Workshop, just by coming to this meeting. Please join us this Saturday 03/28/2015 9:00am to 1:00pm IGA is holding this Meeting and Workshop to raise awareness of issues

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CA Division of Workers’ Compensation Gives IGA an Important Update

The following is an update IGA received yesterday from the DWC regarding the timing and public review process for the long awaited revisions to the Interpreters’ Fee Schedule for Workers’ Comp: The DWC is hopeful a draft Interpreter Fee Schedule will be posted on the DWC webpage within the next 4 weeks.  The DWC will send out a ‘newsline’ announcing the posting

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California GC68560 Amendments Effective 01/01/2015

Here’s a boiled down version of what interpreters will be saying on the record all over California court and deposition proceedings. It’s the result of legislation AB 2370 (Chau) co-sponsored by IGA and CFI to amend the code to include putting our certification credentials on the record. Interpreters’ Deposition Quick Reference: As of January 1, 2015

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IGA Meets With CA Department of Industrial Relations

We met with Christine Baker, Director of the DIR (Department of Industrial Relations) and Destie Overpeck, Workers Compensation Administrator, on Monday, November 17, at their headquarters in Oakland, CA. We explained that we were speaking on behalf of the Certified/Registered Independent Admin and Court Interpreters that work in the private sector. For most of the interpreters

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L A Times Reports on Language Access Plan in California

11/04/14 – The Los Angeles Times reports on the call for compliance from the US Department of Justice and the California Judicial Council’s response. Both CFI (California Federation of Interpreters) and IGA (Interpreters Guild of America, formerly TTIG) have been tracking and providing comments to the Language Access Plan working group. Below is a link to the

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TTIG Is Now IGA : Interpreters Guild of America

WHY IGA? By adopting a new name for our venerable organization, we are acknowledging that IGA is first and foremost a national guild for interpreters and a valued unit of CWA, Communication Workers of America. It’s the best of both worlds: IGA has the scope and support of a national organization, while keeping access and advocacy

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IGA Looks At Workers’ Comp Legislation SB863

SB863 is an ambitious set of reforms to the CA Workers Comp system that has been passed into law and is designed to implement broad reductions in the direct costs to Insurance Carriers. The DIR (Department of Industrial Relations), charged with implementing the reforms, is looking for ways to cut Workers Comp costs for the insurance companies.

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Governor signs into law AB2370 : The Interpreter Credential Verification Bill

SACRAMENTO _ Gov. Brown signed into law a CFI (California Federation of Interpreters) and IGA (Interpreters Guild of America) sponsored bill that mandates an interpreter’s certification be stated and verified on the record for court proceedings and depositions, and requiring an interpreter to show identification to prove their certification or registration status, his office announced Thursday.

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