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ASL-English Interpreter / Captionist / Transcriber Handbook

Appendix A: Code of Conduct

5.0: RESPECT FOR COLLEAGUES

Tenet

Interpreters demonstrate respect for colleagues, interns and students of the profession.

Guiding Principle

Interpreters are expected to collaborate with colleagues to foster the delivery of effective interpreting services. They also understand that the manner in which they relate to colleagues reflects upon the profession in general.

Illustrative Behavior - Interpreters

5.1:
Maintain civility toward colleagues, interns, and students.

5.2:
Work cooperatively with team members through consultation before assignments regarding logistics, providing professional and courteous assistance when asked and monitoring the accuracy of the message while functioning in the role of the support interpreter.

5.3:
Approach colleagues privately to discuss and resolve breaches of ethical or professional conduct through standard conflict resolution methods; file a formal grievance only after such attempts have been unsuccessful or the breaches are harmful or habitual.

5.4:
Assist and encourage colleagues by sharing information and serving as mentors when appropriate.

5.5:
Obtain the consent of colleagues before bringing an intern to an assignment.

Last Updated: 11/26/2014
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