Ministry of Labour - THE ESTIMATES, 2006-07

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PAY EQUITY COMMISSION PROGRAM - VOTE 1602

The mandate of the Pay Equity Office (PEO) is to administer and enforce Ontario's Pay Equity Act, which is intended to eliminate systemic gender discrimination in the compensation of work primarily performed by women.

To carry out this mandate, the PEO provides education and advice to employers, employees and bargaining agents in the public and private sectors to achieve and maintain pay equity in their workplaces. PEO also investigates complaints, monitors workplaces for compliance, attempts to effect settlements of issues between the parties and issues orders for compliance where necessary.

The Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal, a quasi-judicial tri-partite administrative tribunal, is responsible for adjudicating disputes arising under the Pay Equity Act.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2006-07

Estimates
2005-06

Difference
Between
2006-07
and
2005-06

Actual
2004-05

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Pay Equity Office 3,359,200 3,376,300 (17,100) 3,081,730
2 Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal 601,700 608,700 (7,000) 675,710
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 3,960,900 3,985,000 (24,100) 3,757,440
  Total Operating Expense 3,960,900 3,985,000 (24,100) 3,757,440



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1602-1 Pay Equity Office      
  Salaries and wages     2,487,200
  Employee benefits     314,600
  Transportation and communication     172,100
  Services     366,000
  Supplies and equipment     19,300
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     3,359,200
1602-2 Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal      
  Salaries and wages     420,700
  Employee benefits     54,700
  Transportation and communication     24,500
  Services     96,000
  Supplies and equipment     5,800
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     601,700
  Total Operating Expense for Pay Equity Commission Program     3,960,900