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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.

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 evaluative work that can still be conducted during this period.

JLPEOC MEETINGS

The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee met on March 9, 2020. Items on the agenda included responses from representatives of DPS and DHHS regarding implementation of legislatively required inmate healthcare modifications as well as a presentation of PED's report on ABC administrative violations.

LEGISLATION UPDATE

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

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.

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.

Recent Reports

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