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I recently became a CPIC beneficiary. I immediately informed the UN agency I currently work for as a freelance interpreter. I thought they would automatically deduct the contribution from my successive remuneration. However, since the beginning I have been paid the full Interpreter II rate, with no deductions applied afaik.

Could someone shed some light on how the system works?

Thanks in advance for your help.

asked 30 Jul '15, 09:02

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The aiic-UN agreement does not stipulate the same type of "employer's contribution" as other agreements do, namely under that agreement the so-called employer's contribution is - only upon specific request - actually deducted by the employer from the net otherwise payable to the interpreter and wired into his or her eg CPIC account, as opposed to added to the interpreter's contribution to be deducted from his or her otherwise net honoraria... ie present system is tantamount to 100% interpreter's contribution, only if so requested and subject to the organisation's rules.

" 28. The remuneration rates for short-term conference interpreters set out in Annex A are net of tax and include a social security element of nine per cent. At the written request of the short-term conference interpreter and subject to the Organization’s rules, a percentage of the short-term conference interpreter’s emoluments may be withheld by the employing Organization and paid in the name of the short-term conference interpreter into an applicable scheme such as the Caisse de Pensions des Interprètes et Traducteurs de Conférence or the Caisse de Prévoyance des Interprètes de Conférence. "

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answered 30 Jul '15, 22:22

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edited 30 Jul '15, 22:23

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