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 Evalaution Oversight Committee met on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 for a presentation of PED's report on supplemental insurance benefits.
JLPEOC is next scheduled to meet on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 for a presentation from the National Conference on State Legislatures on legislator salaries and per diem as well as the timing and length of legislative sessions.
The 2015 legislative session of the North Carolina General Assembly concluded on September 30, 2015. The NCGA passed legislation based on recommendations from four PED reports during the session.
The status of each of our current evaluations is updated on a weekly basis.
The September 1, 2015 edition of the Greensboro News & Record contained an editorial on state funding for driver education that noted findings and recommendations from PED's March 2014 report, Performance Measurement and Monitoring Would Strengthen Accountability of North Carolina's Driver Education Program.
August 1, 2015 and August 14, 2015 articles in the News & Observer profiling the State's handling of the historic Heck-Andrews House in downtown Raleigh acknowledged PED's identification of the property as one of 17 recommended for sale in its June 2015 report, North Carolina Should Dispose of Unneeded Real Property and Improve Portfolio Management to Reduce Costs.
On July 27, 2015, the News & Observer reported on the unfunded liability of the State's retiree health benefits program, as examined in PED's July 2015 report, Unfunded Actuarial Liability for Retiree Health is Large, but State Could Save Up to $64 Million Annually by Shifting Costs to Medicare Advantage Plans
The Insider State Government News Service has produced a video, hosted on the website of The News & Observer, that spotlights the county tier system used to assess economic well-being in North Carolina. The video draws attention to PED's current evaluation of this system.