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 met on July 27, 2015 and heard presentations of the State Auditor's financial statement audit of the Department of Public Instruction and PED's report on the Retiree Health Benefit Fund.
JLPEOC is next scheduled to meet on Monday, August 24, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building for a presentation of PED's report on supplemental insurance benefits for state employees.
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.
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.
On June 22, 2015, the News and Observer reported on PED's presentation to the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee on its evaluation of the State's management of real property, North Carolina Should Dispose of Unneeded Real Property and Improve Portfolio Management to Reduce Costs.