The Parliamentary Control of the Administration

The Parliamentary Control of the Administration (PCA) is the evaluation service of the Federal Assembly. It conducts studies on behalf of the Control Committees (CC) on the legality, expediency and effectiveness of the activities of the federal authorities. When commissioned to do so, the PCA can also scrutinise the effectiveness of federal government measures on behalf of other parliamentary committees.

Recently finished evaluations


The procedures for assigning cases in the federal courts are fundamentally appropriate. Cases are assigned to the judges on the basis of objective criteria. However, not all criteria are listed in the regulations and taken into account in the instruments used. Moreover, the way in which cases are assigned is not sufficiently documented, and this reduces transparency and traceability.

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Use of experts in the federal administration:
brief evaluation as part of a follow-up investigation

The use of external experts in the Federal Administration has been more clearly regulated and has become more transparent in recent years. The statistical analyses applied in procurement controlling are generally appropriate; however, there are shortcomings in the in-depth monitoring process. The expert mandates are not recorded uniformly and the controlling reports do not provide sufficient meaningful information.

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Ongoing Evaluations

Information on ongoing evaluations can be found in the annual report.

  • Extra-Parliamentary Administrative Commission
  • Coronavirus crisis : use of scientific knowledge by the FOPH
  • Parliamentary involvement in the field of soft law
  • Groundwater protection in Switzerland
  • Controlling of Offset Implementation


FunctionNameTelephone / e-mail
Address Parliamentary Control of the Administration (PCA)
Parliamentary Services
CH-3003 Berne
EnquiriesT +41 58 322 97 99
Head of PCASimone Ledermann, Dr. admin. publ.T +41 58 322 95 31
Dep. Head of PCAFelix Strebel, Dr. phil.T +41 58 322 94 45
Project manager /
Marion Baud-Lavigne, MA Politique et management publicsT +41 58 322 90 46
Project manager /
​Luzia Helfer
​T +41 58 322 91 50
Project manager /
Raoul Kaenzig, Dr. ès Sciences humaines et socialesT +41 58 322 90 45
Project manager /
Nicolas Keuffer, Dr. admin. publ.T +41 58 322 94 82
Case Officer /
Andreas Tobler, lic. phil. IT +41 58 322 90 43
​​Graduate internSelina Stoller
MA in Public Administration
​​T +41 58 322 98 38