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
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Pay Equity Office 3,662,600 3,422,700 239,900 3,257,225
2 Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal 814,100 617,500 196,600 556,952
  Total Including Special Warrants 4,476,700 4,040,200 436,500 3,814,177
Less: Special Warrants - 1,384,700 (1,384,700) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 4,476,700 2,655,500 1,821,200 3,814,177
Special Warrants - 1,384,700 (1,384,700) -
  Total Operating Expense 4,476,700 4,040,200 436,500 3,814,177



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     2,740,900
  Employee benefits     341,300
  Transportation and communication     171,000
  Services     389,900
  Supplies and equipment     19,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     3,662,600
1602-2 Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal      
  Salaries and wages     615,000
  Employee benefits     78,100
  Transportation and communication     23,800
  Services     91,200
  Supplies and equipment     6,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     814,100
  Total Operating Expense for Pay Equity Commission Program     4,476,700