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


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PERD's Most Recent Peer Reviews

2021 Peer Review of the Performance Evaluation & Research Division
2017 Peer Review of the Performance Evaluation & Research Division

West Virginia Performance Review Act Schedule

Scheduled Agency Reviews:
2021: The Department of Administration;
2022: The Department of Education, the Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education

Scheduled Regulatory Board Reviews:
2021: Board of Dental Examiners; Board of Medicine; and Board of Pharmacy.
2022: Board of Chiropractic Examiners; Board of Osteopathy; and Board of Physical Therapy.

Recent Reports

Purchasing Division - 09/13/2021
To address an accounting firm’s costly errors, the Department of Administration imposed requirements on state agencies contracting accounting firms that restrict trade and do not address the issue of competency

Board of Licensed Dietitians - 09/13/2021
The Legislature should consider eliminating the Board of Licensed Dietitians because it substantially duplicates the national commission on dietetic registration, and title protection can be provided statutorily.

Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board - 06/08/2021
The Board in necessary to protect the public but could be placed within a multi-professional licensing agency.

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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