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:
2019 - The Department of Health and Human Resources, including the Bureau of Senior Services
2020 - The Department of Transportation

Scheduled Regulatory Board Reviews:
2019 - Board of Acupuncture; Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists; and Board of Examiners in Counseling
2020 - Board of Hearing Aid Dealers; Board of Licensed Dietitians; and Nursing Home Administrators Board

Recent Reports

Public Port Authority - 08/27/2020
The Legislature should consider terminating the West Virginia Public Port Authority because it receives no funding, has no employees or future projects.

Jackie Withrow Hospital - 07/31/2020
Jackie Withrow Hospital has decreased its annual patient costs since 2013, however, its expenditures and maintenance costs remain high.

The Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) - 07/31/2020
REAP has not been effective in pollution prevention or reducing per capita municipal solid waste disposed in landfills. Eliminating illegal dumps has become costlier under DEP purchasing procedures.

Reports of Interest

State Police - 09/24/2019
The State Police lack written policies and procedures establishing appropriate internal control over purchasing.

All 10 Highways Districts - 02/21/2019
The Methodology and Formula Used by West Virginia Division of Highways to Allocate Maintenance Funds to All 10 Districts

Office of Miners' Health, Safety, and Training - 12/10/2018
The Office of Miners' Health, Safety, and Training has accumulated fund balances that well exceed operating expenses and has become an uneconomical use of state resources.

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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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