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Welcome to the Program Evaluation Division Website

The Program Evaluation Division (PED) is a central, non-partisan unit of the Legislative Services Commission of the North Carolina General Assembly that assists the General Assembly in fulfilling its responsibility to oversee government functions. The mission of the Program Evaluation Division is to evaluate whether public services are delivered in an effective and efficient manner and in accordance with the law. The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee oversees formal evaluation of state agency programs by the Program Evaluation Division.

JLPEOC MEETING

The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee is next scheduled to meet on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm in Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building.

CURRENT EVALUATIONS

As a result of disruptions to agency operations caused by COVID-19, publication dates for forthcoming PED reports are unknown at this time. PED continues to move forward with all of its evaluative work that can still be conducted during this period.

The status of each of our current evaluations is updated on a weekly basis.

LEGISLATION UPDATE

The 2020 legislative session of the North Carolina General Assembly is currently underway. Our Legislative Tracking resource will be updated several times per week with status information on bills derived from PED report recommendations.

During its 2019 legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted five session laws derived from seven reports published by PED.

HOW NORTH CAROLINA COMPARES

The Program Evaluation Division has issued its sixth edition of How North Carolina Compares, a biennial compendium of state statistics that ranks North Carolina on areas including population, health, taxes, expenditures, and education.

NEWS

On May 12, 2020, Coastal Review Online reported on the introduction of bills during the 2020 legislative session derived from PED's 2019 reports, Evaluation of Efficiency and Effectiveness of State Ports at Wilmington and Morehead City and DEQ Working to Improve Organizational Structure and Permit Processes, But Targeted Adjustments and a Permit Performance Management System Are Still Needed.

A two-part report (Part I, Part II) published in March by the Chatham News + Record on the impact to Siler City of North Carolina's tiers system for economic development drew heavily on findings and recommendations from PED's 2015 report, North Carolina Should Discontinue the Economic Development Tiers System and Reexamine Strategies to Assist Communities with Chronic Economic Distress.

A March 2, 2020 article in Carolina Journal discussed the findings and recommendations of PED's February report, Opportunities Exist to Further Ease Burdens on Military-Trained Applicants and Military Spouses in Obtaining Occupational Licensure.

Recent Reports

Conveying Historic Stonewall Jackson Campus to Cabarrus County and Selling Adjacent Surplus Property Would Ensure Preservation and Be State Revenue Neutral
 
Compromise Process for Resolving ABC Administrative Violations Lacks Policies and Procedures, Rationale, and Transparency, Resulting in Disproportionate Penalties
 
Opportunities Exist to Further Ease Burdens on Military-Trained Applicants and Military Spouses in Obtaining Occupational Licensure
 
Child Protective Services Intake Screening Lacks Consistency
 
DEQ Working to Improve Organizational Structure and Permit Processes, But Targeted Adjustments and a Permit Performance Management System Are Still Needed
 
Improvements Needed to Gauge Effectiveness and Expend State Funds Available for Postsecondary Financial Aid
   
Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925 - 919-301-1404