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


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National State Auditor's Association Peer Review

2014 Peer Review of the Performance Evaluation & Research Division

West Virginia Performance Review Act Schedule

Scheduled Agency Reviews:
2015 - Department of Education, including the Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.
2016 - Department of Veterans' Assistance and the Department of Education and the Arts.

Scheduled Regulatory Board Reviews:
2015 - Board of Architects; Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors; and Board of Landscape Architects.
2016 - Board of Registration for Sanitarians; Real Estate Appraiser Licensure and Certification Board; and Real Estate Commission.

Recent Reports

Bureau for Children and Families-Child Protective Services - 01/13/2015

Division of Mining and Reclamation - 01/12/2015

Department of Veterans Assistance - 01/12/2015

Reports of Interest

Board of Registration for Professional Engineers - 01/07/2014
The Board complies with most of the provisions of Chapter 30; Opportunities exist to reduce operational costs.

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.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation - 12/11/2013
Controls for NEMT recipients, volunteers, and common carriers are inadequate; DHHR allows common carriers to be reimbursed at higher PSC rates.

DHHR - Bureau for Children and Families - 11/20/2013
The Bureau is unable to determine the effectiveness of the Youth Services Program because it lacks sufficient management information.

HVAC/Fire Damper Technicians - Sunrise - 11/19/2013
The Legislative Auditor recommends certification of HVAC and Fire Damper technicians

Bureau for Medical Services - 10/22/2013
The Bureau needs to improve its adherence to federal regulations in order to eliminate the risk of losing matching funds on amounts paid to providers

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

DHHR - Bureau for Children and Families - 08/21/2013
Needs to improve its management of its CPS workforce by developing a long term plan to address its turnover rate; Should move forward with plans to develop a centralized intake system; Should report fatalities and near fatalities

Broadband Technology Opportunities Program - 02/10/2013
2010 Purchase of Routers with Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) funds

Municipal Home Rule Program - 11/27/2012
The Program has been effective in improving local governance, and broad based home rule should be extended statewide

Board of Licensed Practical Nurses - 07/08/2001
Licensure is Needed to Protect Public Interest; Board Complies with the General Provisions of Chapter 30

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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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