August 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, August 14, 2017 - 10:30am

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

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Agenda

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

Reports

5. Announcement of appointment of new Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services Commissioner Emily Cheng.
Commission Chair
6. Director's Report
Noel Tyler, Director

Director’s report with possible Commission discussion. The Director reported we had 1,710 cases on the Order of Selection Update waiting list, of which 360 were Priority 1. Her report also talked about Oklahoma Works System Oversight Subcommittee and Career Pathways Committee. There were updates from Disability Determination Service; Oklahoma School for the Deaf; Oklahoma School for the Blind; Visual Services; and Management Services. The Director also report on 34 Agency and Cross-Agency and Community Partnerships. It had been a very busy two months.

7. Financial Status Report
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status report as of June 30, 2017 with possible Commission discussion.

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

Personnel Activity report as of July 31, 2017 with possible Commission discussion. The Activity report has current FTE status.

9. Statewide Independent Living Center Report
Sidna Madden, Executive Director

Statewide Independent Living Center quarterly report with possible Commission discussion. The report has the results of the new officers for FY 2018, with Vikki Walls, Chair. The report also reported on training; conferences; and budget.

10. Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council Report
Renee Sansom, Program Manager

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council report with possible Commission discussion. Her report includes success stories, meetings with partnership agencies, collaboration with Process Improvement unit; Policy meetings; Committee Meetings; NCSRC meetings; and new appointments to the Council.

11. Process Improvement Report
Tina Calloway, Administrative Programs Officer

Process Improvement Report on Department of Rehabilitation Services Policy, Chapter 3. Management Services Division Subchapter 3. Human Resources with possible Commission discussion. The revisions to DRS policy in Chapter 3 update the military leave policy in accordance with state and federal laws.

12. 2018 Meeting Schedule for the Commission for Rehabilitation Services
Commission Chair

Review and Discussion of the 2018 Meeting Schedule for the Commission for Rehabilitation Services. To be voted on next Commission Meeting.

Action

13. June 12, 2017 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes
Commission Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the June 12, 2017 Commission for Rehabilitation Services Regular Meeting Minutes.

14. June and July, 2017 Oklahoma School for the Deaf Donations
Larry Hawkins, Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the June and July, 2017 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

15. June and July, 2017 Oklahoma School for the Blind Donations
Rita Echelle, Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the June and July, 2017 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.

16. June an July Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Donations
Kevin Treese, Program Manager

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

17. Election
Commissioners

Election of Officers for the Commission for Rehabilitation Services with discussion and possible vote.

18. 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)

19. Announcements
Commission Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, September 11, 2017 at 10:30 am.
Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

20. Adjournment
Commission Chair