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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 MEETINGS

The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee met on January 13, 2020. Items on the agenda included responses from DPS and UNC Health Care regarding legislatively required reports related to PED’s inmate healthcare series and consideration of bills related to PED reports on child protection screening and organizational layers and permit processing in the Department of Environmental Quality.

JLPEOC is next scheduled to meet on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 1027/1128 of the Legislative Building. Items on the agenda include an overview of legislatively required reports relating to PED's inmate health care series and a presentation of PED's forthcoming report on military licensure practices.

LEGISLATION UPDATE

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

CURRENT EVALUATIONS

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

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 January 27, 2020, the News and Observer reported on the progress of legislative efforts to privatize the State’s liquor sales system. The article referenced findings from PED's 2019 report, Changing How North Carolina Controls Liquor Sales Has Operational, Regulatory, and Financial Ramifications.

A December 16, 2019 article on appropriations for the Department of Environmental Quality appearing in Coastal Review Carolina referenced findings from PED's report, DEQ Working to Improve Organizational Structure and Permit Processes, But Targeted Adjustments and a Permit Performance Management System Are Still Needed.

On November 21, 2019, the News and Observer covered the release and presentation of PED's report, Child Protective Services Intake Screening Lacks Consistency.

Recent Reports

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
 
Evaluation of Efficiency and Effectiveness of State Ports at Wilmington and Morehead City
 
Follow-Up Memo on Disaster Recovery Funds Administered by the Department of Public Safety
 
Administrative Missteps and Lack of Expertise Led to Delays and $3.7 Million in Unnecessary State Spending for Hurricane Matthew Recovery
   
Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925 - 919-301-1404