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There was a question on accepting work as a local while holidaying and an explanation about AIIC rules on professional address. What I would like to know is who checks whether colleagues list the same professional address or place of recruitment with AIIC as with their institutional employer and at what intervals are these checks carried out?

asked 03 Nov '11, 18:41

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edited 04 Nov '11, 13:09

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Vincent Buck

Gossipping colleagues, that's who checks :-)

Apart from that, I seem to remember a letter from the president of AIIC about some work underway with the E.U. to ensure that both addresses match for AIIC members, but I'm not clear on the details. I think in practical terms it would be difficult to track those addresses regularly in all institutions across the board, because one could in theory tell different institutions different addresses. But if you're working in, say, both Paris and Geneva as a local at the same time, people will eventually figure it out. Not only would other colleagues resent that, but many institutional recruiters would as well. That's usually enough of a deterrent.

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answered 07 Nov '11, 02:55

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Sirpa's question and this answer only applies for interpreters working for the institutions of the European Union.

Here is the information provided by the Negotiating Delegation AIIC/EU on AIIC's public website (January 2011):

I quote: "4. Professional domicile:At the Delegation’s insistence, before the data sharing in 3 above went ahead, AIIC and the Institutions checked their respective data bases to ensure the professional domiciles matched. This exercise has been completed. The Institutions declared it useful, and agreed to repeat it at intervals."

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answered 07 Nov '11, 03:35

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edited 07 Nov '11, 04:01

Sorry for the misunderstanding. I thought it was about all institutional employers, and not just the EU institutions.

(07 Nov '11, 03:52) Jonathan

I have not heard of any institutions apart from the EU which carry out such checks, that's why my question only concerned the EU.

(07 Nov '11, 17:13) Sirpa
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