The Florida Legislature
Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability
Ensuring the Public Trust 2012: Program Policy Evaluation's Role In Serving State Legislatures, May 2012
Among the many roles that state legislatures play - passing laws, appropriating funds, and debating public policy - is the fundamental responsibility to oversee government operations and ensure that public services are delivered to citizens in an effective and efficient manner. To help meet this oversight responsibility, most state legislatures have created specialized units that conduct research studies and evaluate state government policies and programs.
This report is the result of a nationwide survey of legislative program evaluation offices conducted by the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society. It summarizes information about these legislative program evaluation offices, including the roles these offices play, their products, and the impact their studies have in their states. It also includes one-page profiles of each office and how to contact it.
The National Legislative Program Evaluation Society. For more information, see the NLPES website at www.ncsl.org/Default.aspx?TabID=788&tabs=857,43,495#495.
The National Conference of State Legislatures. For more information, see the NCSL website at www.ncsl.org/.