Office of Performance Evaluations

Promoting confidence and accountability in state government

Work Guided by Professional Standards

Government Auditing Standards (issued by the US Comptroller General)

Guiding Principles for Evaluators (issued by the American Evaluation Association)

Program Evaluation Standards (issued by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation)

Recent Work Products

Reports Released


Financial Costs of the Death Penalty

Mar. 19, 2014

Confinement of Juvenile Offenders

Feb. 13, 2014

The Department of Health and Welfare's Management of Appropriated Funds

Dec. 10, 2013

Assessing the Need for Taxpayer Advocacy

Dec. 10, 2013

Guide to Comparing Business Tax Policies

June 12, 2013

Lottery Operations and Charitable Gaming, Follow-up Report

June 12, 2013

Governance of EMS Agencies in Idaho, Follow-up Report

June 12, 2013

Equity in Higher Education Funding, Follow-up Report

June 12, 2013

Reducing Barriers to Postsecondary Education, Follow-up Report

June 12, 2013

Reports in Progress

Est. Release Date

Challenges and Approaches to Meeting Water Quality Standards (legislative request, scope)

May 2014

Efficiencies of ISEE and Schoolnet (3 requests were combined for this study: Sen. Lacey, Sen. Goedde, Rep. Bolz)

Winter 2015

Workload Assesssment of the Office of the Attorney General and Costs of Contracting for Legal Assistance (2 requests were combined for this study: Rep. Gannon, Rep. Miller)

Winter 2015

Use of Salary Savings to Increase Compensation and Benefits (legislative request)

Winter 2015

Contract Oversight of the Idaho Education Network (legislative request)


Recent Office Recognitions

2013 Impact Award of the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society for the report Coordination and Delivery of Senior Service in Idaho.

2013 Notable Document Award of the National Conference of State Legislatures, Legislative Research Librarians, for the report State Employee Compensation and Turnover.

All awards and recognitions