The Program Evaluation Division of the Legislative Services Commission has the following powers and duties:
(1) To examine a program or an activity of a State agency and evaluate the merits of the program or activity and the agency's effectiveness in conducting the program or activity.
(2) To develop quantitative indicators for measuring the activities performed and services provided by a State agency and the extent to which the activities and services are achieving desired results.
(3) To develop unit cost measures to determine the cost of activities performed and services provided by a State agency.
(4) To determine if a program or an activity of a State agency complies with the agency's mission, as established by law.
(5) To make unannounced visits to a State agency when needed to evaluate a program or an activity of the agency.
(6) To make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a State agency.
(7) To determine the extent to which a State agency has implemented any of the Division's recommendations concerning the agency.
(8) To require a State agency to submit a written response to a proposed or final recommendation of the Division and to submit a written explanation of the extent to which the agency has implemented the Division's recommendations.
(9) To make periodic reports of the activities and recommendations of the Division and of any savings achieved by the implementation of its recommendations.
(10) To receive reports alleging improper activities or matters of public concern listed in G.S. 126-84. The individual making the report may, at the individual's discretion, remain anonymous. Any report received under this subdivision, in whatever form, shall not be a "public record" as defined by G.S. 132-1 and becomes available to the public only as provided in G.S. 120-131. (2007-78, s. 3; 2008-196, s. 2(a).)
Last modified: March 23, 2014