The ATA Bylaws designate the following standing committees and outlines their purpose: Executive, Finance and Audit, Ethics, Membership, and Nominating and Leadership Development. Other committees are established as needed by the Board of Directors.
Committee Chairs must be voting members of ATA and are appointed by the ATA President.
Advises the Board of Directors on policy and legislative issues affecting translation, interpreting, and related fields.
Provides members with information to handle the business-related aspects of their profession.
Manages ATA’s examination program that enables translators to demonstrate that they meet professional standards.
Represents the interests of ATA Chapters and other regional groups at the national level.
Promotes the development and high standards of non-ATA training and educational programs.
Responds to complaints of violations of ATA’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.
Evaluates policies and procedures to ensure they support ATA’s mission.
Selects award winners for outstanding achievements of professional and student translators.
Advises the Board of Directors on policy and legislative issues that specifically impact interpreters.
Develops future leaders to create a slate of qualified candidates to stand for election.
Develops quality ATA continuing education programs and opportunities.
Ensures that ATA actively participates in the establishment and maintenance of language-related standards.
Systematically tracks the language services market to analyze and report its findings to the Board of Directors.
ATA’s mission is to promote the recognition of professional translators and interpreters, to facilitate communication among its members, to establish standards of competence and ethics, to provide its members with professional development opportunities, and to advocate on behalf of the profession.