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 met on June 22, 2015 for a presentation of PED's report on management of real property.
The next meeting of JLPEOC is currently scheduled for Monday, July 27, 2015.
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.
The 2015–16 legislative session of the North Carolina General Assembly is currently underway. Our Legislative Tracking resource will be updated several times per week with status information on bills derived from PED report recommendations.
The status of each of our current evaluations is updated on a weekly basis.
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.
On April 19, 2015, the News and Observer examined the use of personal services contracts by state agencies in North Carolina. The article's findings were largely drawn from PED's February 2015 report, North Carolina Should Eliminate the Use of Personal Services Contracts in Favor of Using Existing Mechanisms.
SPECIAL BIENNIAL PUBLICATIONS
The Program Evaluation Division publishes two special compendia on a biennial basis. How North Carolina Compares ranks North Carolina relative to other states on areas including population, health, education, taxes, and expenditures. Division Activities and Accomplishments follows up on recommendations in our reports for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of North Carolina government to determine what actions have been taken by the General Assembly or the agencies that were the subject of our evaluations.