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 Projects
DNA Analyses in Criminal Proceedings
In recent years, the use of DNA analysis has become well established at a steady level throughout Switzerland, and its use may be regarded as appropriate overall. However, there are differences in the way DNA analysis is used in the various cantons, some of which apply it inappropriately. Furthermore, there are several weaknesses in the system of oversight.
Evaluation of the nomination procedure to positions of senior management by the Federal Council
In response to recommendations made by the National Council Control Committee, the Federal Council and the departments have made substantial changes to the procedure for nominating senior managers. These include the systematic implementation of security screening of candidates before nomination and the creation of selection committees. Certain weaknesses were however identified, in particular regarding the quality of information submitted to serve as a basis for the Federal Council’s decision.
Information on ongoing projects can be found in the
- Administrative and disciplinary investigations in the Federal Administration
- Application of adopted motions and postulates.
- Confederation’s public relations activities
- Assignment of cases among the Federal Courts of Justice