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 last met on April 11, 2016. Items on the agenda included a presentation of PED's report on Medicaid eligibility determinations made by county departments of social services and PED's review of the North Carolina Guaranteed Admissions Program report. The committee also discussed draft legislation pertaining to recent PED reports on economic development tiers, the Board of Review, and supplemental insurance benefits for state employees.
JLPEOC is next scheduled to meet on May 9, 2016.
The status of each of our current evaluations is updated on a weekly basis.
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 JLPEOC and from PED report recommendations.
On April 20, 2016, the Kinston Free Press reported on PED's presentation of findings and recommendations contained in its report, Timeliness of Medicaid Eligibility Determinations Declined Due to Challenges Imposed by NC FAST and Affordable Care Act Implementation.
The News and Observer published a Letter to the Editor on February 23, 2016 from the Executive Director of the North Carolina Retired Governmental Employees' Association that cited findings from PED's 2011 report, Compared to Other States' Retirement Plans, TSERS is Well Funded and Its Plan Features Are Typical or Less Generous.
A February 20, 2016 article in the Charlotte Observer on North Carolina's prescription drug epidemic referenced PED's 2014 report, North Carolina Needs to Strengthen Its System for Monitoring and Preventing the Abuse of Prescribed Controlled Substances, particularly its findings regarding the insufficiency of prescribing guidelines and the underutilization of the State's electronic reporting system for controlled substances.