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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 is next scheduled to meet on Monday, August 10, 2020 in Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building. Items on the agenda include a presentation of PED's report on the internal audit program of the Department of Transportation.


As a result of disruptions to agency operations caused by COVID-19, publication dates for forthcoming PED reports may be unknown at this time. PED continues to move forward with all of its evaluative work that can still be conducted during this period.

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


The 2020 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 2019 legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted five session laws derived from seven reports published by PED.


The Program Evaluation Division has issued its sixth edition of How North Carolina Compares, a biennial compendium of state statistics that ranks North Carolina on areas including population, health, taxes, expenditures, and education.


On June 11, 2020, the Caswell Messenger reported on passage of House Bill 1053, which reduces barriers to obtaining an occupational license for military veterans and spouses and was derived from PED's February 2020 report, Opportunities Exist to Further Ease Burdens on Military-Trained Applicants and Military Spouses in Obtaining Occupational Licensure.

On May 12, 2020, Coastal Review Online reported on the introduction of bills during the 2020 legislative session derived from PED's 2019 reports, Evaluation of Efficiency and Effectiveness of State Ports at Wilmington and Morehead City and DEQ Working to Improve Organizational Structure and Permit Processes, But Targeted Adjustments and a Permit Performance Management System Are Still Needed.

Recent Reports

Department of Transportation and Council of Internal Auditing Did Not Ensure DOT Compliance with Internal Audit Act
North Carolina Housing Finance Agency Can Improve the Effectiveness of Its Rental Development Programs
General Assembly Should Improve Oversight of Housing Finance Agency Funds and Expenditures
North Carolina Housing Finance Agency Should Improve Performance Management and Reexamine How It Distributes Resources to Localities
NC FAST Child Welfare Case Management Software Demonstrates Adequate Functionality but Poor Usability
Conveying Historic Stonewall Jackson Campus to Cabarrus County and Selling Adjacent Surplus Property Would Ensure Preservation and Be State Revenue Neutral
Compromise Process for Resolving ABC Administrative Violations Lacks Policies and Procedures, Rationale, and Transparency, Resulting in Disproportionate Penalties
Opportunities Exist to Further Ease Burdens on Military-Trained Applicants and Military Spouses in Obtaining Occupational Licensure
Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925 - 919-301-1404