Monitoring the public sector equality in Scotland
Between May and October 2013, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) conducted ‘Measuring Up?’, a programme of work to monitor listed authorities’ compliance with the Equality Act (2010) (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012, which set out actions to support listed authorities’ to meet their public sector equality duty in Scotland.
This monitoring programme was carried out in 3 stages.
EHRC staff monitored listed public authorities’ against the requirements to publish information as required by the following duties:
- Duty to report progress on mainstreaming the equality duty;
- Duty to publish equality outcomes and report progress;
- Duty to gather and use employee information;
- Duty to publish gender pay gap information;
Duty to publish statements on equal pay including occupational segregation information.
The EHRC published the results of this assessment in June 2013 'Measuring Up? Monitoring Public Authorities’ performance against the Scottish Specific Equality Duties'
The EHRC commissioned a review of listed public authorities’ performance of the employment duties. All listed authorities’ are required to take steps to gather and use employee information recording: Composition of its employees in relation to their relevant protected characteristics; and Recruitment, development and retention of employees in relation to their relevant protected characteristics.
The findings of this work were published September 2013 in 'Measuring Up? Report 2: Monitoring public authorities’ performance of the employment duties'
The EHRC commissioned a more in-depth review of listed public authorities’ equality outcomes.
Measuring Up? 3 reports on the extent to which public bodies have met their legal duties in relation to publishing equality outcomes and information on their employment practices and is available here: Measuring Up? Report 3: Monitoring public authorities' performance of the Scottish Specific Duties