California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1281.96(a)(12) requires provider organizations to collect demographic data, relative to ethnicity, race, disability, veteran status, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation of all arbitrators as self-reported by the arbitrators. Pursuant to the statute, the OIA posts the demographic data in the aggregate in item one.
Although the collection and publication of this data is statutorily required, the Arbitration Oversight Board (AOB) passed a resolution to recognize that improving data on diversity and inclusion is one of the AOB’s strategic objectives. Collecting diversity data will help raise awareness of barriers, create an evidence base for examining diversity issues, identify sector-specific problems areas and measure progress toward improved diversity and inclusivity.
This data is updated quarterly.