July 18, 2023
Vernon Hills, IL - National PELRA has discontinued the arbitrator bio search service for members and non-members. Though highly valued by those that requested and received arbitration information, the service was cost prohibitive and not prioritized by affiliated chapters. The Board of Directors was committed to providing the service if it benefited the membership and was desired; however, several conversations with affiliated chapter presidents did not produce a strong sense to continue the service. More than 60% of the arbitrator bio requests were by non-members and to maintain the service would require a significant price restructuring that was found to be a deterrent with the limited requests made each year.
The change in operations is effective immediately . Anyone seeking assistance regarding arbitrations may contact executive director Andrew Haines to try see if any information or resources can be shared. or are readily available.