West Virginia Legislative Auditor's Office - Performance Evaluation & Research Division


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National State Auditor's Association Peer Review

2017 Peer Review of the Performance Evaluation & Research Division
2014 Peer Review of the Performance Evaluation & Research Division

West Virginia Performance Review Act Schedule

Scheduled Agency Reviews:
2017 - the Department of Revenue and the Department of Commerce
2018 - the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety

Scheduled Regulatory Board Reviews:
2017 - Board of Accountancy; Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners; and Board of Social Work Examiners
2018 - Board of Examiners of Psychologists; Board of Optometry; and Board of Veterinary Medicine

Recent Reports

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management- Letter Report - 11/11/2018
Letter report of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Parks and Recreation Section, Division of Natural Resources - 09/18/2018
The West Virginia Park System continues to lack the necessary resources to adequately reduce the number of deferred maintenance and capital improvement projects.

Board of Optometry - 09/18/2018
The West Virginia Board of Optometry complies wit most of the general provisions of Chapter 30 of the West Virginia Code.

Reports of Interest

Regional Education Service Agencies - 12/06/2016
The Regional Service Purpose of Providing Educational Services to Public School Systems Is Needed, But Carrying It Out Through the Concept of Autonomous Agencies Is Inefficient.

Institutions for Higher Education-WVU Parkersburg - 11/16/2015

General Services Division - 09/13/2015
The General Services Division is finding it difficult to properly maintain state facilities because the Department of Administration purchases properties with little concern of the financial implications.

Parkways Authority - 01/06/2014
A toll-free turnpike could cost the state an estimated $30 million annually; the Legislature should make a final decision on the future of the Turnpike; Tourist Information Centers still operate uneconomically.

DHHR - Bureau for Children and Families - 10/22/2013
The Bureau needs to establish adequate and uniform safety measures statewide for Protective Service workers when services are delivered outside the office.

Broadband Technology Opportunities Program - 09/24/2013
Failure to comply with state purchasing laws in the procurement of Broadband Technology Opportunities Program Towers.

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Who We Are

The Performance Evaluation and Research Division (PERD) has been in operation since 1994 as a division of the West Virginia Legislative Auditor’s Office. PERD conducts performance evaluations under the Legislative Auditor’s authority – Chapter 4, Article 2, Section 5 of the WV Code – and agency reviews and regulatory board reviews per the West Virginia Performance Review Act – Chapter 4, Article 10. Also, the Division conducts research on special topics as requested by the Legislature or mandated by separate legislation. Most reviews are presented by PERD staff to the Joint Committee on Government Operations and the Joint Committee on Government Organization.

Our Mission

It is our mission to provide useful information to the Legislature for legislative decision-making and hold state government accountable for its performance by:

• measuring the performance of state agencies by measuring outputs, outcomes, compliance and impact in relation to the purpose for which they were created;
• determining whether there is still a need for an agency or program;
• measuring the impact of agencies on citizens of the state; and
• reporting findings and recommendations to the Legislature in a concise and timely manner.

Contact Us

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John Sylvia, Director

Performance Evaluation & Research Division
State Capitol Complex
Building 1, Room 314W
Charleston, West Virginia 25305

Phone: (304) 347-4890
Fax: (304) 347-4939

Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)

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