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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.


The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee met on October 10, 2016. Items on the agenda included a presentation of the Program Evaluation Division's report on community college funding.

JLPEOC's November meeting is scheduled to take place across two days, beginning on November 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building. The meeting is scheduled to continue on November 15, 2016 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the same location.


During the August 2016 meeting of the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee, the Program Evaluation Division formally announced that, as required by Section 25.1 of S.L. 2016-94, PED will contract with an outside entity to (i) perform an independent assessment of school construction needs and (ii) determine which of the local school administrative units have the highest facility needs in relation to their capacity to raise revenue to meet those needs.


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 has ended. The legislature passed two bills that included language derived from PED report recommendations. Seven other bills derived from PED and/or JLPEOC recommendations were not enacted during this year's session.


Both a May 21, 2016 article and a May 14, 2016 editorial in the Charlotte Observer on North Carolina's prescription drug epidemic cited 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 overprescribing of opioids and underutilization of the State's electronic reporting system for controlled substances.

On May 17, 2016, the northeastern North Carolina-serving Daily Advance reported on proposed legislation giving the Department of Health and Human Services greater authority in ensuring the timeliness of Medicaid eligibility determinations made by county departments of social services, as recommended by PED's report, Timeliness of Medicaid Eligibility Determinations Declined Due to Challenges Imposed by NC FAST and Affordable Care Act Implementation.


Recent Reports

Funding for North Carolina’s Community Colleges: A Description of the Current Formula and Potential Methods to Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness
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