Interagency Briefing – Agency Language Access Plans

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Briefing Overview

This interagency briefing will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:00am EDT and is scheduled for 40 minutes maximum.  It will address best practices from federal translation experts and effective language access contracts used during hurricane Irma. Pursuant to Executive Order 13166 Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), every federal agency has the responsibility to communicate effectively. The Executive Order establishes both procedural and substantive requirements embodied by DHS, FEMA and DOJ.  Additionally, the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) requires the consideration of language access in emergency planning and response.

Attending personnel will include emergency response planners, contracting personnel and management responsible for communications. Please feel free to forward this invitation to any other colleagues you feel should be included in this briefing.

Briefing Agenda

11:00 AM Topical Overview

·        What is Language Access

·        Key issues agencies face

·        Emergency Best Practices

11:05 AM Lighthouse Translation & Interpretations Overview
11:10 AM Why are we here?
11:15 AM Executive Order 13166

Issues encountered during emergencies

Best Practices

11:30 AM Q&A
11:35 AM Procurement and Funding Options
11:40 AM Closing Remarks

About the Presenters

Rafael Morel

CEO

Lighthouse Translation & Interpretations

A native of Puerto Rico, Mr. Morel and the lighthouse team provided significant assistance to FEMA, USACE, DoE and other federal agencies in the successful handling of language issues during hurricane Irma. Mr. Morel has extensive experience in providing translation and transcription services for documents, website, conferences and meetings as well as simultaneous interpretation for mission critical performance.

 

Panelists (TBD)

If you are interested in participating as a panelist in this discussion, please contact Desiree Johnson by email at support@govbrief.us or by phone at (202) 844-3292.

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About GovBrief

GovBrief is an educational platform that delivers important information to key stakeholders on time and on point. Designed around government initiatives and requirements, GovBrief provides information to federal attendees from agency and industry subject matter experts.

Disclaimer

This event is not affiliated with or endorsed by any agency and is provided to the audience for informational purposes only.  All participation in this briefing is voluntary and any engagement by government personnel is not an indication of endorsement of, or commitment to purchase from any vendor.

Description

Briefing Overview

This interagency briefing will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:00am EDT and is scheduled for 40 minutes maximum.  It will address best practices from federal translation experts and effective language access contracts used during hurricane Irma. Pursuant to Executive Order 13166 Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), every federal agency has the responsibility to communicate effectively. The Executive Order establishes both procedural and substantive requirements embodied by DHS, FEMA and DOJ.  Additionally, the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) requires the consideration of language access in emergency planning and response.

Attending personnel will include emergency response planners, contracting personnel and management responsible for communications. Please feel free to forward this invitation to any other colleagues you feel should be included in this briefing.

Briefing Agenda

11:00 AM Topical Overview

·        What is Language Access

·        Key issues agencies face

·        Emergency Best Practices

11:05 AM Lighthouse Translation & Interpretations Overview
11:10 AM Why are we here?
11:15 AM Executive Order 13166

Issues encountered during emergencies

Best Practices

11:30 AM Q&A
11:35 AM Procurement and Funding Options
11:40 AM Closing Remarks

About the Presenters

Rafael Morel

CEO

Lighthouse Translation & Interpretations

A native of Puerto Rico, Mr. Morel and the lighthouse team provided significant assistance to FEMA, USACE, DoE and other federal agencies in the successful handling of language issues during hurricane Irma. Mr. Morel has extensive experience in providing translation and transcription services for documents, website, conferences and meetings as well as simultaneous interpretation for mission critical performance.

 

Panelists (TBD)

If you are interested in participating as a panelist in this discussion, please contact Desiree Johnson by email at support@govbrief.us or by phone at (202) 844-3292.

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About GovBrief

GovBrief is an educational platform that delivers important information to key stakeholders on time and on point. Designed around government initiatives and requirements, GovBrief provides information to federal attendees from agency and industry subject matter experts.

Disclaimer

This event is not affiliated with or endorsed by any agency and is provided to the audience for informational purposes only.  All participation in this briefing is voluntary and any engagement by government personnel is not an indication of endorsement of, or commitment to purchase from any vendor.

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