Welcome to PEER

PEER is an acronym for the Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, a nonpartisan standing committee of the Mississippi Legislature. Created in 1973, PEER provides the Legislature with timely and accurate information on Mississippi state government in order to enable that body to perform its function of legislative oversight. PEER analyzes state agency programs and operations and helps the Legislature make state government more effective, efficient, and accountable.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Recent Reports


A Review of the Exemption of the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services from Mississippi State Personnel Board Oversight

Report 670 - 10 pages


A Review of the Current Postsecondary Governance in Mississippi

Report 669 - 69 pages

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2021 Update on Financial Soundness of the Public Employees' Retirement System

Report 668 - 56 pages


FY 2021 Annual Report: Analysis of Funding for Mississippi Charter Schools and the Charter School Authorizer Board

Report 667 - 73 pages