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 last met on Monday, November 23, 2015. The committee discussed action to take in response to recent PED reports on Supplemental Insurance, Retiree Health, and Overnight Respite at Adult Day Care Facilities.
JLPEOC is next scheduled to meet on Monday, December 14, 2015.
The status of each of our current evaluations is updated on a weekly basis.
RECENT SPECIAL REPORTS
In addition to its standard evaluations, PED has also recently issued three brief four-page special reports: a follow-up to the division's 2011 report on the Global TransPark Authority, an update on efforts to integrate telematics in state motor fleet management, and a summation of legislation proposed and enacted based on PED reports during the 2015 General Assembly session.
The Insider, a state government news service, has produced a short video examining the issues of legislator compensation and legislative session timing and length. These topics were addressed by the National Conference of State Legislatures in a presentation before the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee on October 21, 2015.
On October 8, 2015, Carolina Journal reported on JLPEOC discussion of methods for reducing the unfunded liability in the state retiree health benefit fund as identified 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.
WRAL-TV covered PED's October 7, 2015 presentation to JLPEOC of the division's August report, North Carolina Should Centralize Management of State Employee Supplemental Insurance Benefits.