Dr. Stecher’s primary areas of practice include performance/management review, program evaluation, organizational studies, fiscal analyses, and statistical analyses for state and local programs and control agencies.

Management Review          Program Evaluation          Organization Studies
Fiscal Analyses          Statistical Analyses

Management Review

Dr. Stecher has conducted management reviews for:

  • The Los Angeles County Auditor-Controller of:
          -Department of Regional Planning (report may be viewed at
           http://auditor.co.la.ca.us/Regional Planning/cms1_004476.pdf)
          -Department of Registrar/Recorder
  • The City of Los Angeles Department of Airports
  • The State of California Employment Training Panel (conducted for the Office of the Auditor-General)
  • The Los Angeles County and Orange County Grand Juries

Organizational Studies

Dr. Stecher has conducted organizational analyses of:

  • The Employment Law Unit of the California Department of Corrections
  • The Technology Services Department, City of Long Beach
  • The Southern California Regional Rail Authority

Program Evaluation

Examples of programs evaluated by Dr. Stecher include:

  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers after-school programs for the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Automated Fingerprint Image Reporting and Match (AFIRM) system for detecting welfare fraud for the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services
  • State/Local labor market information program for the California Employment Development Department.
  • Federally-funded adult education programs for the California Department of Education
  • Program implementation for the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges
  • Community Library Service Grants programs for the California State Library

Fiscal Analyses

Examples of fiscal analysis studies include:

  • Review of costs and alternatives for revenue generation for the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s stationary source and emissions fee structure
  • Development of a model to allocate personnel and operating expenses to regional centers providing services to clients of the California Department of Developmental Services
  • Development of an alternative system of charging cities, districts and other jurisdictions their fair shares of Riverside County's elections costs
  • A cost/benefit study of three comprehensive occupational information systems

Statistical Analyses

Dr. Stecher’s statistical consulting includes:

  • Statistical analyses of field case record review data and validation of the Client Development Evaluation Report (CDER) database for the California Department of Developmental Services
  • Statistical review of City of Los Angeles Police Department sworn officer attrition and turnover. Conducted comparative analyses with six other law enforcement agencies nationwide
  • Sampling plans for several large transportation surveys



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