September 2017 Regular 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, September 11, 2017 - 10:30am

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

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Approved Minutes: 

Agenda

1. Call to Order and Roll Call

Commission Chair

2. Statement of Compliance with Open Meeting Act

Commission Assistant

3.Introduction of Guests

Public Audience

Reports

5. Director's Report with possible Commission discussion.
Noel Tyler, Director

Her report included general updates, program updates and her meetings with Agency, Cross-Agency and Community Partnerships.

6. Financial Status FY 17 and FY 18 reports with possible Commission discussion.
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status FY17 and FY18 reports as of July 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 August 25, 2017 with possible Commission discussion. The Activity report has current FTE status.

8. Oklahoma ABLE Tech Year End Report with possible Commission Discussion.
Linda Jaco, Associate Director

Oklahoma ABLE Tech Year End Report from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 with possible Commission discussion. Her report includes program updates such as Alternative Financing Program and reports on the collaboration between the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and Oklahoma ABLE Tech.

9. Vocational Rehabilitation Services Report with possible Commission discussion.
Mark Kinnison, Division Administrator

Vocational Rehabilitation Services Report with possible Commission discussion. His report includes caseload statistics; Current work with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; work on State Audit responses; Training for staff; status on process for vacancies within division; continual work with Management Services personnel on properties; and the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference.

10. Visual Services Report with possible Commission discussion.
Teresa McDermott, Division Administrator

Visual Services Report with possible Commission discussion. Her report includes updates on the division’s outreach projects; programs; status on process for vacancies within division; division statistics and numerous meetings and conferences attended.

Action

11. August 14, 2017 Commission Minutes review and discussion with possible vote to approve.
Commission Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the August 14, 2017 Commission for Rehabilitation Services Regular Meeting Minutes.

12. 2018 proposed Commission meeting schedule for review and discussion with possible vote to approve.
Commission Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the 2018 proposed Commission meeting schedule.

13. Review and discussion with possible vote to approve proposed DRS policy changes.
Tina Calloway, Process Improvement Administrative Programs Officer

Review and discussion with possible vote to approve proposed DRS policy changes in chapter 3 to update the military leave policy in accordance with state and federal laws.

14. Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the FY 2019 Budget Request.
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Services

FY 2019 Budget Request

15. August, 2017 Donations to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped for review, discussion and possible vote for approval.
Kevin Treese, Program Manager

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the August, 2017 donations to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

16. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the August, 2017 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.
Rita Echelle, Superintendent

August, 2017 OSB Donation report

17. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the August, 2017 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.
Larry Hawkins, Superintendent

August, 2017 OSD Donation Report

18. 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
19. Announcements
Commission Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10:30 am.
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
1100 E. Oklahoma Sulphur, OK

20. Adjournment
Commission Chair