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