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 will meet on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 3:00 pm in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building for a presentation of PED's report, North Carolina Should Centralize Management of State Employee Supplemental Insurance Benefits.
JLPEOC's Subcommittee on Real Property met on August 24, 2015, to discuss findings and recommendations from PED's June 2015 report, North Carolina Should Dispose of Unneeded Real Property and Improve Portfolio Management to Reduce Costs.
The 2015–16 legislative session of the North Carolina General Assembly is currently underway. Our Legislative Tracking resource will be updated frequently with status information on bills derived from PED report recommendations.
The status of each of our current evaluations is updated on a weekly basis.
August 1, 2015 and August 14, 2015 articles in the News and Observer profiling the State's handling of the historic Heck-Andrews House in downtown Raleigh acknowledged PED's identification of the property as one of 17 recommended for sale in the report, North Carolina Should Dispose of Unneeded Real Property and Improve Portfolio Management to Reduce Costs.
On July 27, 2015, the News and Observer reported on the unfunded liability of the State's retiree health benefits program, as examined in PED's report, Unfunded Actuarial Liability for Retiree Health is Large, but State Could Save Up to $64 Million Annually by Shifting Costs to Medicare Advantage Plans
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.