March 11, 2019 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, March 11, 2019 - 10:30am

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

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Approved Minutes: 


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 Items

5. Executive Director's report
Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director

Executive Director’s report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes employee remembrance; executive meetings; and updates on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Persons With Disability Awareness Day; Process Improvement; and Program Standards.

6. Priority Update Report
Mark Kinnison, Division Administrator

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

7. Financial Status Report
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status FY19 reports as of January 31, 2019 with possible Commission discussion.

8. Personnel Activity report
Tom Patt, Human Resources Programs Director

Personnel Activity report with possible Commission discussion, as of February 22, 2019. The Activity report has current FTE status.

9. Legislative Report
Kevin Nelson, Legislative Liaison

Legislative Report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes updates on budget; legislation; and a bill watch list.

10. Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council Report
Carolina Colclasure Program Manager

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes state and national meetings and conferences attended by Program Manager; and updates on ORC’s quarterly meetings.

Action Items

11. DRS Administrative Rules
Tina Calloway, Administrative Programs Officer

DRS Administrative Rules with possible Commission discussion and possible vote for approval. The rules include Chapter 1. Administrative Operations; Chapter 10. Vocational Rehabilitation and Visual Services; Chapter 25. Business Enterprise Program; and DRS Internal Policies.

12. February 11, 2019 Commission For Rehabilitation services Regular Meeting minutes
Commission Chair
13. Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Donation Report
Kevin Treese, Program Manager
14. Oklahoma School for the Blind Donation Report
Rita Echelle, Superintendent
15. Oklahoma School for the Deaf Donation Report
Lynn Hickmann, Business Manager

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

16. 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)

17. Announcements
Commission Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 10:30 am.
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW 58th Street
Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

18. Adjournment
Commission Chair