September 14, 2020 Commission Meeting

State of Oklahoma
Commission for Rehabilitation Services

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Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:30am

Jace Wolfe, Commission Chair
Wes Hilliard, Commission Vice Chair
Theresa Flannery, Commission Member

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Agenda Items

1. Call to Order and Roll Call

Jace Wolfe, Chair

2. Statement of Compliance with Open Meeting Act

Commission Assistant

3. Public Comments

Public Audience

Public Comments. (Under Oklahoma Open Meeting Laws, the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services cannot respond to or discuss any public comment not on today’s agenda.)

Report Items

4. Introduction of new Commission Member, Theresa M. Flannery
Jace Wolfe, Chair
5. Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation
Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director
6. Presentation of Longevity Certificates
Jace Wolfe, Chair
7. Executive Director's Report
Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director

The report includes Executive Director’s participation in meetings; special recognition to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped for the Regional Library of the Year Award; Executive Projects updates; and Process Improvement updates.

8. Priority Group Updates
Mark Kinnison, Director of Vocational Rehabilitation

Priority Group Updates with possible Commission discussion. Report includes current status of all Priority Groups I, II and III.

9. Financial Status Reports
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status FY 20 report as of June 30 and July 31, 2020 and FY 21 as of July 31, 2020 with possible Commission discussion.

10. Personnel Activity Report
Tom Patt, Director of Human Resources

Personnel Activity report with possible Commission discussion, as of August 31, 2020. The activity report has current FTE status.

11. Vocational Rehabilitation Report
Mark Kinnison Director of Vocational Rehabilitation

This report includes staff returning to their offices; and updates on transition services, business services, employment support services and client services.

12. ABLE TECH Annual Report
Linda Jaco, Associate Director and Director for Sponsored Programs

Her report Includes the Alternative Financing Report; and Access for All report.

13. 2021 Commission Tentative Calendar
Jace Wolfe, Chair

This calendar will be voted on October 12, 2021 meeting.

Action Items

14. July 13, 2020 Commission for Rehabilitation Services minutes
Jace Wolfe, Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the July 13, 2020 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.

15. FY 2022 Budget Request
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the FY 2022 Budget Request.

16. Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Donation reports
Kevin Treese, Program Manager

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the July and August, 2020 donations to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

17. Oklahoma School for the Blind Donation report
Rita Echelle, Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the August, 2020 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.

18. Oklahoma School for the Deaf Donation report
Chris Dvorak, Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the August, 2020 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

19. Election of Officers
Jace Wolfe, Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the August, 2020 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

20. New Business
Jace Wolfe, Chair

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)

21. Announcements
Jace Wolfe, chair

Date next Video-Conferencing regular meeting of the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, October 12, 2020 at 10:30 am.

22. Adjournment
Jace Wolfe, Chair