What is the difference between your private interpreter agency and a state referral agency or direct hired interpreter?
The state system is a referral service. Your request is broadcast to independent contractors in their pool. When a contractor(s) agrees to take the job, the business arrangements, logistics, assignment information (agenda/schedule, access to materials for discussion, etc) must be handled between you and the contractor(s) directly. They will bill you thereafter for their services. Your business is responsible for ensuring compliance and any HR responsibilities regarding the contractors. Some contractors may or may not share their rates, charges and policies before engagement.
In contrast, Partners Interpreting is a full service language company-a comprehensive service. Our ‘Terms and Conditions’ information outlining expectations, costs and policies is shared prior to engagement for your review. If you need we can provide a proposal or quote so you can budget and know your complete costs.
We handle all the business arrangements, assignment logistics(information/materials etc..), and we manage the HR portfolios of our employees including liability insurance and other compliance requirements. We manage the interpreter payroll and handle the billing and will send you a comprehensive invoice detailing services.