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Enterprise Translations Office

Welcome to the Enterprise Translations Office (ETO) — the linguistic bridge connecting Minnesota’s government services with our diverse communities. Established under the mandate of Minnesota Statute 16B.373, the ETO is a centralized and specialized translation services providers dedicated to breaking down language barriers and ensuring that all Minnesotans have equal access to vital information and services. With a focus on Spanish, Hmong, and Somali languages, the ETO also provides translation support for all other languages. The ETO is the State Government’s trusted partner for translation excellence.

Mission

At the Enterprise Translations Office (ETO), our mission is to provide Executive Branch agencies of Minnesota with translation services that are not only precise and timely but also culturally attuned. We are dedicated to removing language as a barrier in accessing state services, thereby ensuring seamless and equitable communication. By embracing and celebrating Minnesota's rich linguistic diversity, we empower state agencies to effectively connect with and serve all communities.

Objectives

The ETO is driven by a commitment to:

  • Rapid Turnaround: Providing fast and efficient translation services to meet the dynamic needs of state agencies and the public.
  • Accuracy and Clarity: Ensuring that each translation is not only linguistically accurate but also clear and understandable to its intended audience.
  • Cultural Communication: Accurately communicating cultural nuances and reflecting the cultural diversity of our communities within all translated materials.
  • Continuous Improvement: Engaging with stakeholders, incorporating feedback, and constantly refining our processes for the highest quality service.

How to Make a Translation Request?

The ETO services are available to all Executive Branch employees only. Learn more here on how to request language support.

Monthly Reports

This section provides monthly updates on the Enterprise Translations Office's work, offering transparency and insights into service usage. Explore detailed data on translation requests, LASF reimbursements, and other key metrics, along with insightful analysis and future projections.

Advanced Linguistics and Technology

This section explores the exciting intersection of linguistics and technology, showcasing the ETO's commitment to cutting-edge solutions for translation excellence. Discover how we utilize advanced tools and best practices to break down language barriers and ensure effective translation support.

Meet the Team

Contact information and learn more about the Enterprise Translations Team!

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