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.
Check out our Recently Published Reports.
Updates are provided weekly for our Current Evaluations.
When the North Carolina General Assembly is in session, our Legislative Tracking resource will be updated several times per week.
During its 2013 legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted six Session Laws derived from reports published by PED.
PED periodically issues follow-up reports documenting actions undertaken in response to the division's evaluations by affected agencies and other stakeholders, including self-directed efforts as well as changes mandated by legislation. Our latest follow-up reports concern the Workforce Development System and Social Services Administration.
PED primarily supports legislative oversight by conducting independent evaluations of state government as directed by the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee (JLPEOC). As legislators perform their oversight function, they often have questions about how policies are being implemented, how money is being spent, and what results are being achieved. PED addresses those questions from an unbiased perspective through program evaluations. The following chart shows how topics are selected.
The Program Evaluation Division maintains this website to inform and educate North Carolina citizens interested in our work. Legislators and other state employees may find some sections of this site particularly useful.
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Many Program Evaluation Division documents provided on this website are in PDF format. In order to view or print PDF documents, you need to have the free Adobe Reader installed on your computer. If you have trouble opening a file, or need a file in a different format, please contact us.