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Pay Equity Commission Program - VOTE 1602

The mandate of the Pay Equity Office (PEO) is to enforce Ontario's Pay Equity Act, intended to redress systemic gender discrimination in the compensation of work primarily performed by women.  To carry out this mandate, the PEO provides education and advice to assist employers, employees and bargaining agents in the public and private sectors in achieving and maintaining pay equity in their workplaces. The PEO investigates complaints, monitors workplaces and issues Orders for compliance where necessary. The PEO has the authority to conduct research on pay equity and related subjects and to make recommendations to the Minister.

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
2014-15

Estimates
2013-14

Difference
Between
2014-15
and
2013-14

Actual
2012-13

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Pay Equity Office 3,186,700 3,438,100 (251,400) 2,985,705
2 Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal 500,800 761,600 (260,800) 407,890
Total Including Special Warrants 3,687,500 4,199,700 (512,200) 3,393,595
Less: Special Warrants 1,094,400 - 1,094,400 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 2,593,100 4,199,700 (1,606,600) 3,393,595
Special Warrants 1,094,400 - 1,094,400 -
  Total Operating Expense 3,687,500 4,199,700 (512,200) 3,393,595


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     2,423,000
      Employee benefits     275,300
      Transportation and communication     50,000
      Services     368,400
      Supplies and equipment     20,000
      Transfer payments      
          Gender Wage Gap Transfer Payment     50,000
  Total Operating Expense     3,186,700
1602-2 Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal      
      Salaries and wages     277,000
      Employee benefits     40,000
      Transportation and communication     15,000
      Services     167,800
      Supplies and equipment     1,000
  Total Operating Expense     500,800
  Total Operating Expense for Pay Equity Commission Program     3,687,500