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

Board of Dentistry - 06/13/2022
Licensure of Dentistry is needed to protect public; complies with most chapter 30 requirements; Board does not exercise adequate oversight of its impaired health condition treatment program.

Review of the State's Laboratory Facilities - 01/09/2022
State Laboratory Testing Facilities' Needs and Issues are at Critical Points

Special Report on Telework - 01/09/2022
Many State Agencies Have Benefited from Telework and Plan to Utilize It Going Forward

Reports of Interest

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner - Letter Report - 11/15/2021
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is retaining unidentified and unclaimed decedent remains at its main facility, both in frozen storage and as cremated remains, because it lacks the statutory authorization to arrange for their disposition

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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