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The Division of Legislative Audit conducts performance reviews that are mandated by AS 44.66.020-44.66.040, enacted by the Alaska State Legislature in 2013 as part of House Bill 30. Performance reviews are systematic assessments of the appropriateness, effectiveness, and efficiency of a department, agency, or program and are meant to provide information that can improve the entity’s performance.

Purpose of Reviews

Performance review statutes provide a list of areas the review team may review, but each performance review has a unique scope that is developed by the Division of Legislative Audit with input and final approval from the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee. For more information on the scope of each review, please click on the links below for the completed reviews.

Performance Review Teams

Each performance review is led by (an) outside contractor(s) and may include Division of Legislative Audit staff. Contractors are selected based on their knowledge of the performance review process and their experience with the issues covered by the agency under review.

Completed Performance Reviews

Performance review results are presented in a comprehensive report prepared by the review team. Performance review reports are presented to the legislature to assist in the decision-making process as legislators evaluate the agency’s programs and corresponding budget. Performance review reports are confidential until released as a public report by the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee. Please click on the links below for more information about completed performance reviews.

Department of Corrections

Department of Health and Social Services

Department of Education and Early Development

Performance Review of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education and the Alaska Student Loan Corporation

Schedule of Reviews

Performance review statutes provide a review schedule as shown in the table below. Each agency is to be reviewed once every ten years.


State Department/Agency
Review Year
Corrections
2014
Health and Social Services
2015
Education and Early Development
2016
Office of the Governor
2017
Agencies of the Legislative Branch
2017
Alaska Court System
2017
University of Alaska
2018
Transportation and Public Facilities
2019
Administration
2020
Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
2020
Fish and Game
2021
Environmental Conservation
2021
Natural Resources
2021
Revenue
2022
Law
2022
Public Safety
2022
Military and Veterans’ Affairs
2023
Labor and Workforce Development
2023