Program Evaluation Division Reports by Topic

2008–2019

Report Number Report Title (click on the title of the report to view its page) Report Topic (click to sort)
2019-04 Stream Restoration Projects Receive Duplicative State Funding and Inadequate Performance Management (March 2019) Environment and Natural Resources
2019-03 Changing How North Carolina Controls Liquor Sales Has Operational, Regulatory, and Financial Ramifications (February 2019) Government Operations
2019-02 Opportunities Exist to Improve the Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program and Recover $1.7 Million in Annual Costs (January 2019) Environment and Natural Resources
2019-01 Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina Should Increase Private Funding and Improve Formal Coordination with Department of Commerce (January 2019) Economic Development and Labor
2018-13 2018 Legislation Enacted Based on PED Reports (December 2018)
2018-12 Minimal Evidence Found of Service Duplication for Students with Disabilities in Schools and Communities (December 2018) Health and Human Services
Digest: Four Program Evaluation Division Reports on Efficiency and Economy of Inmate Healthcare Services (October 2018) Criminal and Juvenile Justice
2018-11 Modifying Criteria for North Carolina’s Medical Release Program Could Reduce Costs of Inmate Healthcare (October 2018) Criminal and Juvenile Justice
2018-10 Inadequate Data Collection and Cost Recovery Practices Limit Economy of Healthcare for Safekeepers (October 2018) Criminal and Juvenile Justice
2018-09 Modifications to Inmate Pharmacy Purchasing and Monitoring Could Save $13.4 Million Annually (October 2018) Criminal and Juvenile Justice
2018-08 Improvements to Inmate Healthcare Reimbursement and Internal Processes Could Save $5.6 Million Annually (October 2018) Criminal and Juvenile Justice
2018-07 Capital Security Report (June 2018)
(In accordance with Session Law 2017-57, material provided in this report is not public record)
Government Operations
2018-06 Opportunities Exist to Enhance the Effectiveness of the Educator Preparation Program Data Reporting System (June 2018) Education
2018-05 Follow-up Report: Implementation of PED Recommendations Has Improved Local ABC Board Profitability and Operational Efficiency (May 2018) Government Operations
2018-04 Opportunities Exist to Improve the Efficiency of the State’s Administrative Services (April 2018) Government Operations
2018-03 Cooperative Agreement for Transforming Principal Preparation Program Needs Output and Outcome Data (April 2018) Education
2018-02 VIPER and FirstNet are Vital for Public Safety Interoperability, but VIPER Requires Upgrades (April 2018) Government Operations
2018-01 The System of Attorney Allocation in North Carolina State Government is Decentralized (April 2018) Government Operations
2017-11 Follow-up Report: State Property (December 2017) Government Operations
2017-10 Follow-up Report: State Attractions (November 2017) Cultural Affairs
2017-09 Reducing Off-Season Crossings, Adjusting Fares, and Using Partnerships Can Improve Ferry Division Efficiency (October 2017) Transportation
2017-08 Follow-up Report: Use of Personal Services Contracts (September 2017) Government Operations
2017-07 2017 Legislation Enacted Based on PED Reports (August 2017)
2017-06 Follow-up Report: Prescription Drug Monitoring (June 2017) Health and Human Services
2017-05 Local Education Funding Dispute Resolution Process Is Effective and Economical, but Litigation Could Be Eliminated (May 2017) Education
2017-04 Meeting Current Standards for School Nurses Statewide May Cost Up to $79 Million Annually (May 2017) Education
2017-03 Options Exist for Increasing Lottery Proceeds for Education (May 2017) Cultural Affairs
Public School Construction Needs Survey and Recommendations for Funding Options for Selected Districts (May 2017) Education
2017-02 Follow-up Report: Child Support Services (February 2017) Health and Human Services
2017-01 No Modification to North Carolina’s School Calendar Law Satisfies Multiple Competing Interests (February 2017) Education
2016-12 Most Departments’ Spans of Control and Number of Organizational Layers Do Not Meet Recommended Levels (December 2016) Government Operations
2016-11 Allotment-Specific and System-Level Issues Adversely Affect North Carolina’s Distribution of K-12 Resources (November 2016) Education
2016-10 Medicaid Program Integrity Section is Not Cost-Effectively Identifying and Preventing Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (November 2016) Health and Human Services
2016-09 Funding for North Carolina’s Community Colleges: A Description of the Current Formula and Potential Methods to Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness (October 2016) Education
2016-08 2016 Legislation Enacted Based on PED Reports (August 2016)
2016-07 Special Report: Common PED Findings and Recommendations (August 2016)
2016-06 Follow-up Report: Volunteer Fire and Rescue Finances (May 2016) Intergovernmental and Community Affairs
2016-05 PED’s Review of the North Carolina Guaranteed Admissions Program (NCGAP) Report (April 2016) Education
2016-04 Timeliness of Medicaid Eligibility Determinations Declined Due to Challenges Imposed by NC FAST and Affordable Care Act Implementation (April 2016) Health and Human Services
2016-03 Opportunities Exist to Increase the Accountability and Independence of the Board of Review (March 2016) Economic Development and Labor
2016-02 Follow-up Report: State Attractions (February 2016) Cultural Affairs
2016-01 Enhanced Oversight of Service Contracts Can Help Ensure Cost-Effective Performance (January 2016) Government Operations
2015-11 North Carolina Should Discontinue the Economic Development Tiers System and Reexamine Strategies to Assist Communities with Chronic Economic Distress (December 2015) Economic Development and Labor
2015-10 2015 Legislation Enacted Based on PED Reports (October 2015)
2015-09 More Accurate State Vehicle Utilization and Cost Data Needed: RFP Issued by DOA for Fleet Management Vendor Includes Integration of Telematics (October 2015) Transportation
2015-08 Follow-up Report: Global TransPark Authority (October 2015) Transportation
2015-07 North Carolina Should Centralize Management of State Employee Supplemental Insurance Benefits (August 2015) Government Operations
2015-06 Follow-up Report: North Carolina Railroad Company (August 2015) Transportation
2015-05 Unfunded Actuarial Liability for Retiree Health is Large, but State Could Save Up to $64 Million Annually by Shifting Costs to Medicare Advantage Plans (July 2015) Government Operations
2015-04 North Carolina Should Dispose of Unneeded Real Property and Improve Portfolio Management to Reduce Costs (June 2015) Government Operations
2015-03 North Carolina Should Eliminate the Use of Personal Services Contracts in Favor of Using Existing Mechanisms (February 2015) Government Operations
2015-02 Implications of Funding Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment or Prevention with Alcohol Tax Earmark (February 2015) Health and Human Services
2015-01 Licensing Processing Fees Are Inequitable; Permit DOI Vendor to Charge Different Processing Fees Based on Effort and Cost (January 2015) Consumer Protection and Insurance
2014-15 Occupational Licensing Agencies Should Not be Centralized, but Stronger Oversight is Needed (December 2014) Economic Development and Labor
2014-14 DHHS Should Integrate State Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities into the Community-Based System and Improve Performance Management (Nov 2014) Health and Human Services
2014-13 Follow-up Report: Permanent License Plates (November 2014) Transportation
2014-12 Follow-up Report: Indian Cultural Center (October 2014) Cultural Affairs
2014-11 Overnight Respite Pilot at Adult Day Care Facilities Perceived as Favorable, but Lacked Objective Measures of Success (October 2014) Health and Human Services
2014-10 North Carolina Needs a Coordinated Strategy to Guide the Changing Landscape of Veterans Programs (September 2014) Intergovernmental and Community Affairs
2014-09 Follow-up Report: Social Services Administration (August 2014) Health and Human Services
2014-08 Revising State Child Support Incentive System Could Promote Improved Performance of County Programs (July 2014) Health and Human Services
2014-07 Follow-up Report: Workforce Development System (June 2014) Economic Development and Labor
2014-06 Improved Oversight of Volunteer Fire Department Fund and Volunteer Rescue/EMS Fund Needed; $8 Million Surplus Found (April 2014) Intergovernmental and Community Affairs
2014-05 North Carolina Needs to Strengthen Its System for Monitoring and Preventing the Abuse of Prescribed Controlled Substances (April 2014) Health and Human Services
2014-04 Improved Administrative Program Monitoring by the Department of Public Instruction Can Save Over $19 Million Annually (April 2014) Education
2014-03 Department of State Treasurer Should Strengthen Its Oversight of the Firefighters' and Rescue Squad Workers' Pension Fund (March 2014) Intergovernmental and Community Affairs
2014-02 Performance Measurement and Monitoring Would Strengthen Accountability of North Carolina's Driver Education Program (March 2014) Education
2014-01 Revenue and Cost Trends Indicate Deficit in Volunteer Safety Workers' Compensation Fund in FY 2020–21 (February 2014) Intergovernmental and Community Affairs
2013-08 The UNC System Needs a More Comprehensive Approach and Metrics for Operational Efficiency (December 2013) Education
2013-07 2013 Legislation Enacted Based on PED Reports (November 2013)
2013-06 Local Boards and Associations Administer Firefighters' and Rescue Squad Workers' Relief Funds with Limited State Oversight (November 2013) Intergovernmental and Community Affairs
2013-05 Overview of School Choice Options Provided by Colorado's Douglas County School District (October 2013) Education
2013-04 Centralized Fleet Operations Will Improve Management and Oversight of Department of Public Safety Vehicles (April 2013) Criminal and Juvenile Justice
2013-03 Options for Creating a Separate Department of Medicaid Require Transition Planning (March 2013) Health and Human Services
2013-02 North Carolina Does Not Track Lands Submerged Under Navigable Rivers or Know the Extent of Private Claims (January 2013) Environment and Natural Resources
2013-01 The Division of Public Health Should Remain in the Department of Health and Human Services. (January 2013) Health and Human Services
2012-13 Options for the Indian Cultural Center Will Allow the Site to Meet its Cultural, Recreational, and Economic Development Intent (December 2012) Cultural Affairs
2012-12 Stronger Reporting and Management Structure Would Improve State Bureau of Investigation Vehicle Oversight (November 2012) Criminal and Juvenile Justice
2012-11 Merger of the Human Relations Commission with the Civil Rights Division Would Yield Limited Cost Savings (October 2012) Consumer Protection and Insurance
2012-10 North Carolina Should Require NC Railroad Company to Pay an Annual Dividend and Strengthen Reporting (October 2012) Transportation
2012-09 Review of the Feasibility Study for Coordinating Operations of the North Carolina Research and Education Network and the State Network Infrastructure (July 2012) Information Technology
2012-08 Key Ideas from Five Program Evaluation Division Reports on State-Owned Vehicles and Permanent License Plates (June 2012) Transportation
2011-07-02 Follow-up Report: Reviewing Eligibility for Permanent License Plates Would Strengthen State Oversight (May 2012) Transportation
2012-07 Contract Agency Vehicle Registration and Titling Services Are Cost Efficient, but Contracts Need Performance Terms (April 2012) Transportation
2012-06 Ineffective Policies and Diffuse Oversight Result in Inefficient Use of State-Owned Vehicles (April 2012) Transportation
2012-05 A Three-Year Emissions Inspection Exemption Would Save North Carolina Motorists $9.6 Million (March 2012) Transportation
2012-04 State and Local Improvements Needed for Workforce Development System Integration and Accountability (March 2012) Economic Development and Labor
2012-03 Further Reductions to Aviation Programs Are Possible and an Aviation Management Authority is Needed (March 2012) Transportation
2012-02 Motor Fleet Management Uses Best Practices, but Needs Telematics to Strengthen Accountability (March 2012) Transportation
2012-01 Operational Changes for State Attractions Could Yield $2 Million Annually and Reduce Reliance on the State (February 2012) Cultural Affairs
2011-07-01 Follow-up Analysis of Permanent License Plates Owned by State and Non-State Entities (February 2012) Transportation
2011-07 Inadequate Data and Fleet Information Management Weaken Accountability for North Carolina's Vehicles (December 2011) Transportation
2011-06 Child Nutrition Programs Challenged to Meet Nutrition Standards, Maintain Participation, and Remain Solvent (October 2011) Education
2011-05 Compared to Other States' Retirement Plans, TSERS is Well Funded and Its Plan Features Are Typical or Less Generous (September 2011) Government Operations
2011-04 Purchasing Consortiums and Merging Community Colleges Could Save $26.2 Million Over Seven Years (June 2011) Education
2011-03 Statutory Changes Will Promote County Flexibility in Social Services Administration (May 2011) Health and Human Services
2011-02 North Carolina Should Weigh Continued Investment in the Global TransPark Authority and Consider How to Repay the Escheat Fund Loan (April 2011) Transportation
2011-01 Programs for Children, Youth, and Families Need Guiding Framework for Accountability and Funding (February 2011) Intergovernmental and Community Affairs
2010-05 UNC Enrollment Change Funding Formula Needs Documentation and a Performance Component (November 2010) Education
2010-04 Selling 25 Underutilized Aircraft May Yield Up to $8.1 Million and Save $1.5 Million Annually (April 2010) Transportation
2010-03 University Distance Courses Cost More to Develop Overall but the Same to Deliver as On-Campus Courses (April 2010) Education
2010-02 Feasibility of Restructuring Budget and Financial Management of North Carolina State Government (April 2010) Government Operations
2010-01 High School Graduation Project Requirement Should Remain a Local School District Decision (April 2010) Education
2009-04 Special Report: Department of Environment and Natural Resources Wetland Mitigation Credit Determinations (December 2009) Environment and Natural Resources
2009-03 Eliminating the Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Backlog Will Require at Least $549 Million (November 2009) Environment and Natural Resources
2009-02 Accountability Gaps Limit State Oversight of $694 Million in Grants to Non-Profit Organizations (November 2009) Government Operations
2009-07-01 Enhanced Services Package Implementation: Costs, Administrative Decision Making, and Agency Leadership (July 2009) Health and Human Services
A Study of Structure and Organization of the State Board of Education, State Superintendent of Instruction and Department of Public InstructionSubmitted by Evergreen Solutions, LLC (January 2009) Education
2008-12-07 North Carolina's Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Funding Lacks Strategic Focus and Coordination (January 2009) Environment and Natural Resources
2008-12-06 Doubtful Return on the Public's $141 Million Investment in Poorly Managed Vehicle Inspection Programs (December 2008) Transportation
2008-12-05 Controlling the Cost of Medicaid Private Duty Nursing Services (December 2008) Health and Human Services
2008-12-04 Caring for Previously Hospitalized Consumers: Progress and Challenges in Mental Health System Reform (December 2008) Health and Human Services
2008-12-02 Project Management Lapses and Planning Failures Delayed Court Technology Improvements (December 2008) Information Technology
2008-12-01 North Carolina's Alcohol Beverage Control System Is Outdated and Needs Modernization (December 2008) Government Operations
2008-05-03 Compromised Controls and Pace of Change Hampered Implementation of Enhanced Mental Health Services (July 2008) Health and Human Services
2008-05-02 Improving Regional Economic Development through Structural Changes and Performance Measurement Incentives (May 2008) Economic Development and Labor
2008-05-01 Consolidating Agricultural Research Facility Management Would Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness (May 2008) Agriculture
North Carolina Government Performance Audit II - Review of State Personnel Practices and Career Banding Submitted by Fox Lawson & Associates, LLC (January 2008) Government Operations
North Carolina Government Performance Audit II - Establishing an Internal Audit Program in North Carolina's State AgenciesSubmitted by MGT of America, Inc. (May 2007) Government Operations