February 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, February 13, 2017 - 10:30am

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

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Approved Minutes: 

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. Director’s report with possible Commission discussion.
Noel Tyler, Interim Director

The report includes updates on new state office appointments; Budget and Performance Hearing at the Legislature; updates on activities at DDS, MSD, VS and VR; and Agency, Cross-Agency, or Community Partnerships.

6. Financial Status report as of December 31, 2016 with possible Commission discussion.
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

The report includes FY16 and FY17.

7. Human Resources Report and Personnel Activity report as of January 31, 2017 with possible Commission discussion.
Tom Patt, Human Resources Programs Director

The report includes an OMES software project, an electronic HR Transaction Requisition Form, and Professional Development Unit updates; and the Activity report has current FTE status.

8. Oklahoma School for the Blind report with possible Commission discussion.
Rita Echelle, Superintendent

The report includes Christmas at OSD; athletic activities; visitors to OSD; Senior Days; and Homecoming.

9. Oklahoma School for the Deaf report with possible Commission discussion.
Larry Hawkins, Superintendent

The report includes student participation in civic activities; Christmas at OSB; athletic events; and grants given to OSB.

10. Statewide Independent Living Center with possible Commission discussion.
Sidna Madden, Executive Director

The report includes civic partnerships; SILC Congress Conference; and educational meetings.

11. Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council report with possible Commission discussion.
Renee Sansom, Program Manager

The report includes success stories, to date, 6 with Tribal partnership for FFY17; meetings with partnership agencies; ABLE Act discussion; NCSRC/CASAVR meetings; new appointments to the council; and Annual Report.

12. Legislative report with possible Commission discussion.
Kevin Nelson, Legislative Liaison

The report includes legislation and legislative information affecting the Agency for the 2017 session.

Action

13. Review and discussion with possible vote
Commission Chair

January 9, Commission for Rehabilitation Services Regular Minutes

14. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the lease renewal
Randy Weaver, MSD Administrator

The lease renewal for the Civitan Park property in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

15. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the January, 2017 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.
Rita Echelle, Superintendent

January, 2017 donations

16. Review and discussion with possible vote for the approval of January, 2017 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.
Larry Hawkins, Superintendent

January, 2017 donations

17. 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)
Commission Chair
18. Announcements
Commission Chair

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

19. Adjournment
Commission Chair