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 oversees formal evaluation of state agency programs by the Program Evaluation Division.
The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee is next scheduled to meet on February 13, 2017. Time and location TBD.
SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION NEEDS ASSESSMENT
As required by Section 25.1 of S.L. 2016-94, PED has contracted with an outside entity, MGT of America Consulting, LLC, to (i) perform an independent assessment of school construction needs and (ii) determine which of the local school administrative units have the highest facility needs in relation to their capacity to raise revenue to meet those needs.
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 has ended. The legislature passed two bills that included language derived from PED report recommendations. Seven other bills derived from PED and/or JLPEOC recommendations were not enacted during this year's session.
On November 16, 2016, WRAL-TV covered the release and presentation of PED's report on K-12 funding, Allotment-Specific and System-Level Issues Adversely Affect North Carolina’s Distribution of K-12 Resources, enumerating the Division's findings and reporting on reactions from the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee to PED's presentation.
On November 15, 2016, WRAL-TV reported on PED's release and presentation to the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee of its report, Medicaid Program Integrity Section is Not Cost-Effectively Identifying and Preventing Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, spotlighting several of the issues raised by PED's examination.