CORESO becomes a member of the national pool of equal pay experts helping local, cantonal and federal authorities in Switzerland to conduct equal pay controls according to the Gender Equality Act (GEA).
Joining the national pool of experts generalises CORESO’s support to public entities in ensuring companies receiving public funds (subventions or public procurement) fully respect equal pay according to the Gender Equality Act (GEA). Since 2021, CORESO supports the Canton of Vaud as an external expert for equal pay controls and thus joining the pool of experts will now allow CORESO to support a wider range of public authorities.
According to the Gender Equality Act employers must respect equal pay between women and men. All entities receiving public funds either through subventions or public procurement must self-declare their conformity with the regulation before receiving funds. Once the funds are paid, the competent authorities randomly select companies and control the conformity through a detailed equal pay analysis based on LOGIB. These analyses are mandated to experts belonging to the federal pool of equal pay and include both a verification of the payroll data provided by organisations as well as an in-depth statistical analysis.
Joining the federal pool of equal pay experts underlines CORESO’s commitment to gender equality and widens our collaboration with key actors in the topic. In addition to the equal pay controls, CORESO continues to contribute to various projects related to gender equality, such as a recent empirical study on equal pay analysis instruments for the Canton of Vaud as well as an ongoing research project to develop a Gender Equality Simulator. This simulator will help practitioners better understand which statistical models capture which type of gender inequalities. Moreover, it can help organisations better identify the most promising strategies to reduce gender gaps.