March 9, 2020 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 9, 2020 - 10:30am

Jace Wolfe, Commission Chair
Wes Hilliard, Commission Vice-Chair
Emily Cheng, Commission Member

Whole Packet with page numbers: 

Zip file of individual packet files: 

Approved Minutes: 

Agenda Items

1. Call to Order and Roll Call

Jace Wolfe, Chair

2. Statement of Compliance with Open Meeting Act

Commission Assistant

3. Introduction of Guests

Jace Wolfe, Chair

4. Public Comments

Public Audience

Report Items

5. Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation
Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director
6. Executive Director's Report with possible Commission discussion.
Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director

The report includes a remembrance of Matt DeJonge of DDS; state committees, meetings, and Expo attended by the Executive Director and team; the submission of federal report RSA 911 PY2018 Q2; testing and training with AWARE; case reviews; and updates on Program Standards, Statistical Research.

7. Priority Group Update
Tracy Brigham, Director, Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired

Report includes current status of all Priority Groups I, II and III.

8. Finance Status Reports
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status FY 20 report as of January 31, 2020 with possible Commission discussion.

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

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

10. Legislative Report
Kevin Nelson, Legislative Liaison

Legislature report with possible Commission discussion.

11. Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council Report
Carolina Colclosure, Program Manager

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council Report with possible Commission discussion. This report includes updates on all ORC committees and state meetings and conferences attended by the Program Manager.

12. Business Services Program
Fatos Floyd, Program Manager

This report is about the Career Opportunity EXPO held February 11, 2020 at Shepherd Mall in Oklahoma City.

Action Items

13. February 9, 2020 Commission Minutes
Jace Wolfe, Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the February 9, 2020 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.

14. Department of Rehabilitation Services Proposed Administrative Rule Revisions 2020.
Tina Calloway, Administrative Programs Officer

Discussion and possible vote for approval of Proposed Administrative Rule revisions

15. October Business Summit
Fatos Floyd, Program Manager

Discussion and possible action to authorize sponsorships for the October Business Summit.

16. OLBPH Donation Report
Kevin Treese, Program Manager

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

17. OSB Donation Report
Rita Echelle, Superintendent
18. OSD Donation Report
Chris Dvorak, Superintendent
19. 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).

20. Announcements
Jace Wolfe, chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, April 13, 2020 at 10:30 am.
3535 NW 58th Street
Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

21. Adjournment
Jace Wolfe, Chair