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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 November 20, 2019. Items on the agenda included presentations of 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 January 13, 2020.

LEGISLATION UPDATE

During its 2019 legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted five session laws derived from six 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 August 28, 2019, the News and Observer reported on Sen. Thom Tillis' announcement of his intention to propose legislation that would allow local governments to assume control of Hurricane Matthew disaster relief funds. In his statement, Sen. Tillis referenced PED's May 2019 report, Administrative Missteps and Lack of Expertise Led to Delays and $3.7 Million in Unnecessary State Spending for Hurricane Matthew Recovery.

On July 1, 2019, the Legislative Services Office of the North Carolina General Assembly honored Principal Program Evaluator Carol Shaw upon her retirement from state government after 35+ years of service. On behalf of the Governor, Sen. Dan Blue presented Carol with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, awarded to persons for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina.

On June 10, 2019, the News and Observer reported on the presentation of PED's report, North Carolina Should Focus on Early Childhood Learning in Order to Raise Achievement in Predominantly Disadvantaged School Districts and also covered the release and discussion of PED's follow-up memo on disaster recovery funds administered by the Department of Public Safety.

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