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Organizational Layers in the Department of Environmental Quality

Project Scope: This evaluation will examine the organizational layers of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) by conducting a bottom-up review of all supervisory, managerial, and executive positions and examine levels of approval required for issuance of permits for more complex industrial and agricultural activities. The Program Evaluation Division’s report Most Departments’ Spans of Control and Number of Organizational Layers Do Not Meet Recommended Levels found that DEQ had 10 organizational layers, which exceeded the statewide standard of 7 and was the fourth highest among the 21 principal departments.

Project Mandate: 2018–19 Work Plan

Agency or Agencies Under Review: Department of Environmental Quality

Project Lead: Emily B. McCartha

Status Report for Week Ending September 13, 2019:

  • Writing the report
  • Drafting report exhibits
  • Editing the report
Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
919-301-1404