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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.

JLPEOC MEETINGS

The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee last met on February 8, 2016. The committee discussed draft legislation derived from PED reports and also heard a presentation from PED director John Turcotte on General Assembly member compensation and expenses.

JLPEC is next scheduled to meet on March 14, 2016.

CURRENT EVALUATIONS

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

NEWS

WRAL and the News and Observer summarized PED's presentation to JLPEOC on January 11, 2016 of the findings and recommendations contained in its report, Enhanced Oversight of Service Contracts Can Help Ensure Cost-Effective Performance.

On December 14, 2015, the News and Observer and Winston-Salem Journal reported on the release and presentation of PED's report, North Carolina Should Discontinue the Economic Development Tiers System and Reexamine Strategies to Assist Communities with Chronic Economic Distress.

On November 23, 2015, WRAL and the News and Observer covered the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee's discussions of recommendations made by PED's recent reports on state employee supplemental insurance and retiree health benefits, respectively.

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Recent Reports

Enhanced Oversight of Service Contracts Can Help Ensure Cost-Effective Performance
 
North Carolina Should Discontinue the Economic Development Tiers System and Reexamine Strategies to Assist Communities with Chronic Economic Distress
 
North Carolina Should Centralize Management of State Employee Supplemental Insurance Benefits
 
Unfunded Actuarial Liability for Retiree Health is Large, but State Could Save Up to $64 Million Annually by Shifting Costs to Medicare Advantage Plans
 
North Carolina Should Dispose of Unneeded Real Property and Improve Portfolio Management to Reduce Costs
 
Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925 - 919-301-1404