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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 oversees formal evaluation of state agency programs by the Program Evaluation Division.

JLPEOC MEETING

The next meeting of the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee is scheduled for Monday, May 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building.

The JLPEOC last met on April 9, 2018. The Committee heard presentations on the VIPER/FirstNet public safety interoperability systems, the provision of school nurses, and a measurability assessment of the Transforming Principal Preparation Program. The committee also approved a 2018-19 PED work plan and considered draft legislation related to recent PED reports on school funding dispute resolution, the NC lottery, and spans of control and organizational layers in state government executive offices.

CURRENT EVALUATIONS

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

RFQ for MEASURABILITY ASSESSORS

The Program Evaluation Division now provides two means of examining state programs—evaluations and measurability assessments. Whereas evaluations are in-depth studies conducted of existing state programs to determine whether they are effective and efficient and in accordance with the law, measurability assessments determine whether new and existing state programs collect the performance information necessary to inform any future inquiries into their effectiveness and efficiency.

The General Assembly enacted the Measurability Assessment Act, NC G.S. 143E, in 2016. The law requires the Program Evaluation Division to contract with independent assessors to assess whether new or existing programs or pilot projects are “measurable”, i.e. lower risk and capable of reporting return on investment. Assessors will assess programs or pilots designated directly by the General Assembly or by the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee through the statutory PED work plan. The law states that agencies and programs assessed will reimburse PED for the cost of the assessment.

NEWS

On May 22, 2018, the News and Observer reported on potential cost savings for the Department of Administration recommended by PED's report, Opportunities Exist to Improve the Efficiency of the State’s Administrative Services.

On May 21, 2018, the Associated Press covered the release of PED's report, Implementation of PED Recommendations Has Improved Local ABC Board Profitability and Operational Efficiency.

On April 9, 2018, the News and Observer reported on the shortage of nurses in public schools as described in PED's May 2017 report, Meeting Current Standards for School Nurses Statewide May Cost Up to $79 Million Annually, which was publicly presented during that day's meeting of the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee.

Recent Reports

Follow-up Report: Implementation of PED Recommendations Has Improved Local ABC Board Profitability and Operational Efficiency
 
Opportunities Exist to Improve the Efficiency of the State’s Administrative Services
 
Measurability Assessment: Department of Administration Programs
 
VIPER and FirstNet are Vital for Public Safety Interoperability, but VIPER Requires Upgrades
 
The System of Attorney Allocation in North Carolina State Government is Decentralized
 
Measurability Assessment: Transforming Principal Preparation Program
 
Public School Construction Needs Survey and Recommendations for Funding Options for Selected Districts
 
Reducing Off-Season Crossings, Adjusting Fares, and Using Partnerships Can Improve Ferry Division Efficiency
 
Local Education Funding Dispute Resolution Process Is Effective and Economical, but Litigation Could Be Eliminated
 
Meeting Current Standards for School Nurses Statewide May Cost Up to $79 Million Annually
   
Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925 - 919-301-1404