Peer Review for Public Agencies
Improving the quality of your agency’s management and services can be a challenge. An ASCE peer review will give you critical feedback on the effectiveness of your organization’s structure, services, policies, procedures, and management practices.
What is an ASCE peer review?
- A customized evaluation process of management practices and operational procedures.
- For government engineering agencies or their subdivisions of any size, mission, discipline, responsibility, or location.
- Completely confidential.
Reviewers are licensed engineers with senior management experience in public agencies. They volunteer their time and are dedicated to helping their colleagues in other agencies. Before they leave your site they will deliver confidential, peer-to-peer feedback in a verbal report and will follow up with a written summary if requested.
This 360-review places emphasis on issues you request. It may include evaluation of:
- Organizational management
- Project management
- Emergency management procedures
- Technical practice and procedures
- Human resource management
- Financial management
- Public relations practices
- Sustainable practices
What is the cost?
Fees vary based on an agency’s staff size, the review complexity, and site visit logistics. There is no cost for the reviewers’ time included in the fee. Peer reviewers participate as a contribution to the profession and as a service to public agencies.
For additional information on the review process or to request a fee estimate contact [email protected].
"The peer review provided us with confirmation from a team of top experts that our overall organizational structure and program management approach were suitable for our large ($2.5 Billion) program. The review also identified specific opportunities to make improvements. We have followed up on these opportunities including completion of a Construction Management Manual with a dispute resolution procedure, implementation of an in-house design group for small capital projects, and improved relations between our Engineering Department and Contracts Administration Division. These improvements have been important to the success of our program."James D. Herberg, P.E., BCEEDirector of Engineering, Orange County Sanitation District, California
"ASCE’s peer review validated our strengths as a Department, but also identified significant opportunities for improvement and provided observations that were extremely beneficial and very valuable. I believe that peer reviews should become a standard element of the business practices of all state transportation agencies. They are that valuable."Thomas SorelCommissioner Minnesota, Department of Transportation
"Time well spent! We benefited greatly from engaging with the ASCE peer review team. The analysis resulted in reinforcing many of our practices, but also pinpointed a few areas that we needed to improve. It caused us to raise those focused items to the top of our goals for the coming years and we have absolutely improved as a utility provider."Tony Cunningham, P.E.Water and Wastewater Officer, Gainesville, FL Regional Utilities