February 11, 2019 Commission Meeting

State of Oklahoma
Commission for Rehabilitation Services

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
300 NE 18th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 10:30am

Emily Cheng, Commission Chair
Jace Wolfe, Commission Vice-Chair
April Danahy, Commission Member

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Agenda Items

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

Report Section

5. Welcome
Kevin Treese, Program Manager

Welcome to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, including historical and current activities, with possible commission discussion.

6. Executive Director's Report with possible Commission discussion.
Melinda Fruendt

Executive Director’s report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes remembrance of a retired staff member; Executive meetings; and Process Improvement which includes activities of the AWARE, case reviews and program standards

7. Priority Group Update
Tracy Brigham, Division Administrator

Priority Group Update report with possible Commission discussion. The report contains current data for Priority Groups I, II, and III and the wait list.

8. Finance Status Reports
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status FY18 and FY19 reports as of December 31, 2018 with possible Commission discussion.

9. Personnel Activity Report
Tom Patt, Human Resources Programs Director

Personnel Activity report with possible Commission discussion, as of January 25, 2019. The Activity report has current FTE status.

10. Legislative Report
Kevin Nelson, Legislative Liaison

Legislative Report with possible Commission discussion.

11. Visual Services Report
Tracy Brigham, Administrator

Visual Services report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes new personnel, job fairs, training, and meetings conducted state wide. It also included vacant positions within Visual Services and an update on the Transition Program, business Services Program, Business Enterprise Program, Program statistics; and the Division Administrator’s activities.

12. Vocational Rehabilitation Report
Ray Turner, Program Coordinator for Mark Kinnison, Division Administrator

Vocational Rehabilitation Services with possible Commission discussion. His report includes personnel assignments and retirements; and projects with DRS staff statewide.

13. Statewide Independent Living Council
Sidna Madden, Executive Director

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) report with possible Commission discussion. Her report included state and national meetings attended by the Executive Director.

Action Items

14. Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the January 14, 2019 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.
Commission Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the January 14, 2019 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.

15. Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Donations
Kevin Treese, Program Manager

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the January, 2019 donations to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

16. Oklahoma School for the Blind Donations
Rita Echelle, Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the January, 2019 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.

17. New Business
Commission 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)

18, Announcements
Commission Chair

Announcements
Date and location of next regular meeting of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:30 AM
3535 NW 58th Street Room 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

19. Adjournment
Commission Chair