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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 MEETING

The Joint Legislative Program Evalaution Oversight Committee will meet on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building for presentations of the State Auditor's financial statement audit of the Department of Public Instruction and PED's report on the Retiree Health Benefit Fund.

LEGISLATION UPDATE

The 2015–16 legislative session of the North Carolina General Assembly is currently underway. Our Legislative Tracking resource will be updated frequently with status information on bills derived from PED report recommendations.

CURRENT EVALUATIONS

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

2015–17 PED WORK PLAN

The Program Evaluation Division Work Plan for 2015–17 was approved by the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee during its May 18, 2015 meeting.

NEWS

The Insider State Government News Service has produced a video, hosted on the website of The News and 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.

On June 22, 2015, the News and Observer reported on PED's presentation to the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee on its evaluation of the State's management of real property, North Carolina Should Dispose of Unneeded Real Property and Improve Portfolio Management to Reduce Costs.

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Recent Reports

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
 
North Carolina Should Eliminate the Use of Personal Services Contracts in Favor of Using Existing Mechanisms
 
Implications of Funding Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment or Prevention with Alcohol Tax Earmark
 
Licensing Processing Fees Are Inequitable; Permit DOI Vendor to Charge Different Processing Fees Based on Effort and Cost
 
Occupational Licensing Agencies Should Not be Centralized, but Stronger Oversight is Needed
Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925 - 919-301-1404