February 2018 Regular Commission Meeting

State of Oklahoma
Commission for Rehabilitation Services

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
State Office
3535 NW 58th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:30am

April Danahy, Commission Chair
Emily Cheng, Commission Vice-Chair
Jack Tucker, Commission Member

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Zip file of individual packet files: 

1. Call to Order and Roll Call

Commission Chair

2. Statement of Compliance with Open Meeting Act

Commission Assistant

3. Introduction of Guests

Commission Chair

4. Public Comments

Public Audience

5. Director’s report with possible Commission discussion.
Noel Tyler, Director

The report includes update on Order of Selection; People with Disabilities Awareness Day date; updates on Divisions within the Agency, including the Oklahoma Schools for the Blind and Deaf; and Agency or Cross-Agency and/or Community Partnerships attended by the Director.

6. Financial Status FY 18 report with possible Commission discussion.
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status FY18 reports as of December 31, 2017 with possible Commission discussion.

7. Personnel Acitivity Report with possible Commission discussion.
Tom Patt, Human Resources Programs Director

Personnel Activity report as of January 26, 2018 with possible Commission discussion. The Activity report has current FTE status.

8. Legislature Report with possible Commission discussion.
Kevin Nelson, Legislative Liaison

The report includes recent budget information; and legislation requested by DRS.

9. Unified State Plan Modifications (including VR Services portion) review with possible Commission discussion.
Stephanie Roe, Project Coordinator and Melinda Fruendt, Chief of Staff
10. Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council Report with possible Commission discussion.
Linda Jaco, ABLE

The report includes success stories to date; FFY18 will bring a Tribal partnership for more stories; meetings with partnership agencies; collaboration with process Improvement Unit; committee meetings; National Council of State Rehabilitation Council meetings; and several planning committees.

11. Visual Services Report with possible Commission discusssion.
Tracy Brigham, Administrator

The report includes updates on the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; Business Enterprise Program; case statistics; and attended various committees and meetings.

12. Vocational Rehabilitation Report with possible Commission discussion
Mark Kinnison, Administrator

The report includes updates on case statistics; WIOA work with sheltered workshops; summer transition program; agency and committee meetings.

13. Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the January 8, 2018 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.
Commission Chair
14. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the January, 2018 donations to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Kevin Treese, Program Manager
15. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the January, 2018 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.
Rita Echelle, Superintendent
16. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the January, 2018 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.
Larry Hawkins, Superintendent
17. Presentation of Commission Award
Commission Chair
18. Vote to Convene into Executive Session
Commissioners
19. Proposed Executive Session
Commissioners

Discuss the position of the Commission Assistant as authorized by the Open Meeting Act 25 O.S. § 307B.1.

20. Vote to reconvene into Regular Session
Commissioners
21. New Business (“Any matter not known about or which could not have been reasonably foreseen prior to the time of posting.” 25 O.S. § 311)
Commission Chair
22. Announcements
Commission Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 10:30 am.
Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

23. Adjournment
Commission Chaair