Information, registration and agenda are now available for the 2019 NLPES Professional Development Seminar! Sept. 15-18, 2019 in Park City, Utah.
An amendment to the NLPES bylaws has been proposed. Comments due July 9, 2019.
The Summer 2018 edition of The Working Paper is available. If you've missed an edition of the The Working Paper, just check the archive.
NLPES also offers professional development resources—including webinars—for different phases of audits/evaluations and other relevant topics .
NLPES offers awards in four categories for which an office may submit a nomination or application.
Go to the NLPES overview for key information.
Chair of NLPES and Performance Accountability Office Director, Mississippi PEER Committee
“NLPES helps us to be more effective legislative program evaluators and performance auditors by facilitating the sharing of our challenges.”
Director of Special Reviews, Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor
“NLPES provides resources—whether it’s training sessions, the newsletter, the listserve, or other connections.”
Performance Audit Director, Louisiana Legislative Auditor
“NLPES has allowed me to enhance my evaluation skills by networking with other states and learning about and sharing innovative auditing techniques and topics.”
Audit Supervisor, Utah Legislative Auditor’s Office
“NLPES is a valuable resource for sharing information, so we can better understand the issues and put the pieces together.”
Performance Evaluator, Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau
“NLPES has helped me not only to learn current best practices from colleagues across the country, but also to identify innovative and emerging trends in our profession.”
Principal Performance Auditor, Kansas Legislative Post Audit
“NLPES has provided me and my colleagues a tremendous opportunity to connect with and learn from our peers across the United States as well as further our professional development in the field of program evaluation and performance audit.”
Principal Legislative Analyst, Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission
“NLPES consistently offers some of the best professional development opportunities available to legislative program evaluation staff and has always been a great resource for learning about the excellent work being conducted by our peer agencies in other states.”.
Policy Analyst, Texas Sunset Advisory Commission
“Through the connection to colleagues in other states, NLPES is an excellent resource for exploring new ways of doing things.”
Legislative Auditor , Washington Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee
“Doing program evaluation work for a state legislature involves unique challenges. Learning from peers that have similar jobs is invaluable, and NLPES offers similarly unique opportunities to connect with these other professionals.”
State Auditor, Hawaii Office of the Auditor
“NLPES gives us the opportunity to learn from and connect with our colleagues from across the country, which is especially important when you live on an island.”
Audit Manager, Colorado Office of the State Auditor
“Involvement in NLPES exposes each of us to a network of individuals and resources where we can learn ideas and share insights. We're reminded that, as legislative staff, what we do is essential to the functioning of the legislature as an institution.”
Audit Manager, Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts
“My career as a program evaluator/performance auditor started right out of graduate school. Even after 20 years in the field, I continue to look to my NLPES colleagues for ways to work smarter, lead effectively, and produce high quality products.”
Principal Program Evaluator, North Carolina Program Evaluation Division
“Our office rarely does anything without first soliciting advice from the NLPES network. Whether it's scoping a new evaluation or developing an internal office policy, chances are at least a few NLPES colleagues have wrestled with the task already, and we can benefit from their experience.”