About half of the employees and all the unemployed are insured with Suva, recalls Gerhard Pfister (Center / ZG) in his text. For historical reasons, Suva is subject to an exceptional regime.

The Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (Suva) will not be subject to supervision by the Swiss Federal Audit Office. The Council of States buried a motion from the National on Wednesday.

About half of the employees and all the unemployed are insured with Suva, recalls Gerhard Pfister (Center / ZG) in his text. For historical reasons, Suva is subject to an exceptional regime.

However, it does not correspond to the current conception of the governance of public enterprises. Compenswiss, PUBLICA, Swissmedic, the ETH Domain and FINMA are subject to the supervision of the Federal Financial Control. It should be the same for Suva, judges the Zugois.

“Making people believe that the Suva is badly managed or badly organized is not acceptable,” pointed out Olivier Fran├žais (PLR / VD) on behalf of the commission. The Confederation, employers and employees are all represented in the governing bodies and have a duty of control.

The text also risks having a counterproductive effect, according to Mr. Fran├žais. Internal controllers should not be relieved of their responsibilities. His arguments were heard by a majority of 29 votes to 9.