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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 meeting of the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee scheduled for Monday, April 27, 2015, at 3:00 PM in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building has been CANCELLED. Make-up date and location TBD.

The Committee previously met on April 13, 2015, and heard presentations on the State Audit of DHHS and the list of proposed projects for PED's next work plan.

  • List of Proposed Projects for 2015–17 PED Work Plan
  • State Auditor's Financial Statement Audit of DHHS

    The 2015–16 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 2013–14 session, the General Assembly enacted six Session Laws derived in full or in part from reports published by PED.


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


    On April 19, 2015, the News and Observer examined the use of personal services contracts by state agencies in North Carolina. The article's findings were largely drawn from PED's February 2015 report, North Carolina Should Eliminate the Use of Personal Services Contracts in Favor of Using Existing Mechanisms.


    The Program Evaluation Division publishes two special compendia on a biennial basis. How North Carolina Compares ranks North Carolina relative to other states on areas including population, health, education, taxes, and expenditures. Division Activities and Accomplishments follows up on recommendations in our reports for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of North Carolina government to determine what actions have been taken by the General Assembly or the agencies that were the subject of our evaluations.


    Recent Reports

    North Carolina Should Eliminate the Use of Personal Services Contracts in Favor of Using Existing Mechanisms
    Implications of Funding Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment or Prevention with Alcohol Tax Earmark
    Licensing Processing Fees Are Inequitable; Permit DOI Vendor to Charge Different Processing Fees Based on Effort and Cost
    Occupational Licensing Agencies Should Not be Centralized, but Stronger Oversight is Needed
    DHHS Should Integrate State Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities into the Community-Based System and Improve Performance Management
    Overnight Respite Pilot at Adult Day Care Facilities Perceived as Favorable, but Lacked Objective Measures of Success
    Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
    Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
    300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925 - 919-301-1404