Welcome to ASLIS! We want you to succeed as an interpreter with our referral agency. To assist you in your success we have developed this Orientation Guide to serve as a reference for everything you will need to know. If you do not see an answer to your question, please contact us.
ASLIS honors the intrinsic value and dignity of all people. ASLIS believes everyone has their own story and talents. Recognizing the challenges and barriers some members of society face, ASLIS strives to dismantle barriers, treating all people with respect. We take pride in our high level of competency in providing prompt and reliable service when an interpreter is requested, and to match the skills of the interpreter with the specific needs that the Deaf, DeafBlind, hard of hearing client may have.
The ASLIS Portal synchronizes to our ASLIS referral system and App. The ASLIS Portal can only be accessed through a web browser; Google Chrome is the recommended browser. The portal contains your Interpreter Profile, Credentials, Job History with online invoicing, and more. It is critical to have all of this information up to date, as our system pulls from the ASLIS Portal to determine which job notifications you will receive.
Click on the Job History tab in the middle of the page or to the left of the page.
Under Past Appointments, click on the magnify glass.
You will only be permitted to invoice assignments that have surpassed the start time.
Direct pay jobs are where the requester (Deaf person, family, etc.) will be paying the interpreter directly on-site. ASLIS is not involved in invoicing for direct pay jobs. Please be sure that you are collecting payment on-site for these jobs.
Using the Invoice Calculator, enter the hours interpreted and your rate. If your job is less than 2 hours, enter 2 hours as this is the industry standard minimum.
There are multiple boxes to split your time to calculate day rate, evening/ weekend rate, travel, etc.
You are expected to bill your contracted rates established with ASLIS on the contractor agreement. If you want to charge travel or other rate changes based on unique situations, it must be negotiated with ASLIS before accepting the job. Only approved to invoice the negotiated rate that appears in the job details rate boxes.
Hours / Miles: Any travel on your job that is negotiated prior to accepting the job. This will follow if you requested mileage or hourly compensation.
Travel Rate: Either be $30/hour OR the federal IRS rate of $0.56/mile (please note the IRS rate may change year-to-year).
Flat Rate: Total rate for a job in place of hourly rate. Typically for performance jobs.
Override: Approved to charge a different rate than your normal hourly rate for unique situations.
CAP: Highest hourly rate that can be accepted for a job. If your rate with ASLIS is less than the CAP on a job, you are still expected to bill your contracted rate.
Invoice Number needs to be unique.
ASLIS Job Numbers will be the default.
If you prefer to use your own invoice number, keep it simple: avoid using spaces, capital letters, and do not repeat invoice numbers.
Notes can be added to your invoice for your purposes.
Do not put consumer/patient information in the notes.
Do not use it to communicate tardiness or if a job went past the scheduled time.
Any time changes for a job (i.e., went past the scheduled time, will be late, etc.) must be communicated with ASLIS via email or phone within 24 hours of the job.
Manually type the Total Amount Due and click Submit.
ASLIS pays invoices in net 30 days, on the 15th and last day of each month (28th, 30th or 31st). Invoices received on the 1st through the 15th of the month will be paid (check mailed, or direct deposit made) on the last day of the same month. Invoices received on the 16th through the last day of the month will be paid on the 15th of the following month.