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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.


The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee will next meet on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building. Items on the agenda include a presentation by the State Auditor on Medicaid eligibility and review of draft legislation related to recent PED reports on economic development and Medicaid eligibility determinations.


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 is currently underway. Our Legislative Tracking resource will be updated several times per week with status information on bills derived from JLPEOC and from PED report recommendations.


On April 20, 2016, the Kinston Free Press reported on PED's presentation of findings and recommendations contained in its report, Timeliness of Medicaid Eligibility Determinations Declined Due to Challenges Imposed by NC FAST and Affordable Care Act Implementation.

The News and Observer published a Letter to the Editor on February 23, 2016 from the Executive Director of the North Carolina Retired Governmental Employees' Association that cited findings from PED's 2011 report, Compared to Other States' Retirement Plans, TSERS is Well Funded and Its Plan Features Are Typical or Less Generous.

A February 20, 2016 article in the Charlotte Observer on North Carolina's prescription drug epidemic referenced PED's 2014 report, North Carolina Needs to Strengthen Its System for Monitoring and Preventing the Abuse of Prescribed Controlled Substances, particularly its findings regarding the insufficiency of prescribing guidelines and the underutilization of the State's electronic reporting system for controlled substances.


Recent Reports

PED’s Review of the North Carolina Guaranteed Admissions Program (NCGAP) Report
Timeliness of Medicaid Eligibility Determinations Declined Due to Challenges Imposed by NC FAST and Affordable Care Act Implementation
Opportunities Exist to Increase the Accountability and Independence of the Board of Review
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
Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925 - 919-301-1404