PAY EQUITY COMMISSION PROGRAM - VOTE 1602

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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. The 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
2007-08

Estimates
2006-07

Difference
Between
2007-08
and
2006-07

Actual
2005-06

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Pay Equity Office 3,422,700 3,359,200 63,500 2,952,267
2 Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal 617,500 601,700 15,800 484,270
  Total Including Special Warrants 4,040,200 3,960,900 79,300 3,436,537
Less: Special Warrants 1,384,700 - 1,384,700 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 2,655,500 3,960,900 (1,305,400) 3,436,537
Special Warrants 1,384,700 - 1,384,700 -
  Total Operating Expense 4,040,200 3,960,900 79,300 3,436,537



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     2,555,600
  Employee benefits     322,800
  Transportation and communication     171,000
  Services     353,800
  Supplies and equipment     19,500
  Total Operating Expense     3,422,700
1602-2 Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal      
  Salaries and wages     439,500
  Employee benefits     57,000
  Transportation and communication     23,800
  Services     91,200
  Supplies and equipment     6,000
  Total Operating Expense     617,500
  Total Operating Expense for Pay Equity Commission Program     4,040,200