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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 2015–16 legislative session of the North Carolina General Assembly is currently underway. Our Legislative Tracking resource will be updated several times per week with status information on bills derived from PED report recommendations.

During its 2013–14 session, the General Assembly enacted six Session Laws derived in full or in part from reports published by PED.


The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee met on Monday, February 23, 2015. Click here to view the agenda for this meeting.

JLPEOC will next meet on Monday, March 16, 2015, time and location TBD.


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


PED periodically issues follow-up reports documenting agency actions undertaken in response to the division's evaluations, including self-directed efforts as well as changes mandated by legislation. Our latest follow-up reports concern the Indian Cultural Center, the Workforce Development System, Social Services Administration and Permanent License Plates.


The Associated Press reported on efforts to collect data on state-owned passenger vehicles discussed during the February 23, 2015 meeting of the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee. The article points out that this data collection (known as "telematics") was recommended by PED's 2012 report, Motor Fleet Management Uses Best Practices, but Needs Telematics to Strengthen Accountability.

A February 16, 2015 article in the Virginian-Pilot on prescription drug abuse in Dare County cited findings and recommendations from PED's 2014 report, North Carolina Needs to Strengthen Its System for Monitoring and Preventing the Abuse of Prescribed Controlled Substances.


Recent Reports

North Carolina Should Eliminate the Use of Personal Services Contracts in Favor of Using Existing Mechanisms
Implications of Funding Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment or Prevention with Alcohol Tax Earmark
Licensing Processing Fees Are Inequitable; Permit DOI Vendor to Charge Different Processing Fees Based on Effort and Cost
Occupational Licensing Agencies Should Not be Centralized, but Stronger Oversight is Needed
DHHS Should Integrate State Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities into the Community-Based System and Improve Performance Management
Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925