January 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, January 9, 2017 - 10:30am

Jack Tucker, Commission Chair
April Danahy, Commission Vice Chair
Lynda Collins, Commission Member

Whole Packet with page numbers: 

Zip file of individual packet files: 

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

5. Interim Director's Report
Noel Tyler, Interim Director

Director’s report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes new Employee Assistance Program; updates on field offices; OSB and OSD activities; VR and VS Awards and Recognition Ceremony; Retirement Recognitions; Healthy 360° Initiative; and Agency, Cross-Agency and/or Community Partnerships.

6. Financial Status Report
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status report as of November 30, 2016, with possible Commission discussion, including FY16 and FY17.

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

Personnel Activity report as of November 28, 2016, with possible Commission discussion. The report includes current FTE status.

8. Visual Services Report to the Commission
Teresa McDermott, Visual Services Administrator

Visual Services report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes Visual Services Awards; Visual Services transition work with Oklahoma School for the Blind; Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped updates; Business Enterprise Program updates; statistics on caseload production and wages; and administrator’s activities.

9. Vocational Rehabilitation Services Report to the Commission
Mark Kinnison, Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator

Vocational Rehabilitation Services report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes Vocational Rehabilitation Awards; caseload production statistics; SSA reimbursements; WIOA requirements for Sheltered Workshops; and an update on Career Progressions.

10. Legislative Report to the Commission
Kevin Nelson, Legislative Liaison

Legislative report with possible Commission discussion. The report includes legislation and legislative information affecting the Agency for the 2017 session.

11. Review with possible vote the Deceember 12, 2016 minutes
Commission Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the December 12, 2016 Commission for Rehabilitation Services Regular Meeting Minutes.

12. Closing of Client Priority Groups
Noel Tyle, Interim Director

Discussion with possible vote on closing of client priority groups Two and Three.

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

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the December, 2016 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.

14. Oklahoma School for the Deaf Donation Report
Larry Hawkins, Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for the approval of December, 2016 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

15. 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)

16. Announcements
Commission Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, February 13, 2017 at 10:30 am.
Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

17. Adjournment
Commission Chair