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Program Evaluation Division Work Plan

As outlined in our statute, the biennial work plan is developed by the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee and the Division Director, with input from staff. Requests for program evaluations must come from a member of the General Assembly. The Division Director will review the requests in light of staff capacity and the current work plan and will make a recommendation to the Oversight Committee as to alterations of the work plan. Any project required by state law automatically amends the work plan.


Evaluation Projects Underway:

Management of Inmate Health Care. This project will review the efficiency and economy of medical and dental services provided for North Carolina state prison inmates.

Allocation of Attorneys. As directed by Session Law 2017-57, this project will evaluate the allocation of attorneys in State Government, including the use of general counsel within state agencies, the use of private attorneys, and the use of attorneys in the Department of Justice.

Capital Facility Security. As directed by Session Law 2017-57, this project will evaluate the current security measures for the downtown Raleigh State Government complex and options to create cost-efficient and comprehensive security plans.

Educator Preparation. This evaluation will examine EPP data and reporting requirements as well as the management and sharing of that information, and will provide a comprehensive review of the current state of EPPs using all available data and additional information collected from these programs.

VIPER and FirstNet. As directed by Session Law 2017-57, this project will evaluate the Voice Interoperability Plan for Emergency Responders (VIPER) and FirstNet technologies, examining their current state and future needs, the interoperability of the two systems, and the potential for efficiencies and cost-sharing.


Measurability Assessments:

As directed by Session Law 2016-123, the General Assembly may require a measurability assessment (an independent evaluation conducted on a new or existing State program) of any proposed or existing State program to determine whether the program is or will be capable of reporting performance and return on investment. The Program Evaluation Division must use a competitive process to prequalify independent measurability assessors; establish standards for assessor qualifications, independence, and conducting and reporting measurability assessments; and select the assessor.

Department of Administration Administrative Activities and Programs. The Program Evaluation Division is directed to conduct measurability assessments, as provided in Chapter 143E of the General Statutes, and efficiency evaluations of programs and administrative activities of the Department of Administration to improve accountability reporting and to recommend potential cost-savings.

Principal Preparation Program. The Program Evaluation Division is directed to conduct a measurability assessment of the Principal Preparation program, including recommendations for periodic reporting of program output and program outcomes compared to objectives established for the oprogram. The recommendations shall include changes to the contract with the nonprofit by the Authority to effect periodic reporting.

Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925