May 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, May 8, 2017 - 10:30am

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

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

With review and possible Commission discussion, the report includes statistics on People with Disabilities Awareness Day; legislative visits to Capitol Hill in April; number of cases on waiting list; updates on Disability Determination Services, Management Services Division, Human Resources, Oklahoma School for the Blind, Oklahoma School for the Deaf; and agency, cross-agency and/or community partnerships.

6. Legislative Report.
Kevin Nelson, Legislative Liaison

With review and possible Commission discussion, the report includes Legislature and OKDRS Watch List Updates.

7. Financial Status Report
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status report as of March 31, 2017, with review and possible Commission discussion.

8. Capital Outlay Request
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

FY 2019 - FY 2026 Capital Outlay Request with review and possible Commission discussion.

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

Personnel Activity report as of April 21, 2017 with review and possible Commission discussion. The Activity report has current FTE status.

10. Oklahoma School for the Deaf Fund 235 FY 2018 Project Proposals
Larry Hawkins, Superintendent

Oklahoma School for the Deaf Fund 235 FY 2018 Project Proposals with review and possible Commission discussion.

11. Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council Report
Renee Sansom, Progams Manager

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council Report with review and possible Commission discussion. The report includes success stories; twelve Tribal partnerships for FFY 17; meetings with partnership agencies; collaboration with Process Improvement Unit; Committee Meetings; National conferences; Capitol Hill visits; and new appointments to the Council.

12. Vocational Rehabilitation Report
Mark Kinnison, Division Administrator

Vocational Rehabilitation Report with review and possible Commission discussion. This report includes successful cases; statistical reporting; WIOA; National conferences; employee updates; and Transition Team updates.

13. Visual Services Report
Teresa McDermott, Division Administrator

Visual Services Report with review and possible Commission discussion. This report includes Outreach programs; the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; the Business Enterprise Program; and statistical information.

14. DRS Proposed Policy Change
Tina Calloway, Administrative Programs Officer

Review and possible Commission discussion on DRS Policy, Chapter 3, Management Services Division, Subchapter 11. Information Services Unit by Process Improvement Unit. This policy change requires all Agency information technology security to comply with the rules as established in the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) IT Standards and Policies, Information Security Policy, Procedures and Guidelines.

15. Report on Performance Audit
Cheryl Gray, Chief of Staff

Report on Performance Audit Status.

16. April 10, 2017 Commission for Rehabilitation Services Regular Meeting Minutes
Commission Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the April 10, 2017 Commission for Rehabilitation Services Regular Meeting Minutes.

17. Oklahoma School for the Blind April, 2017 donation report
Rita Echelle, Superintendent

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

18. Oklahoma School for the Deaf April, 2017 Donation Report
Larry Hawkins, Superintendent

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

19. Vote to Convene into Executive Session.
Commissioners
20. Proposed Executive Session
Commissioners

Discuss the appointment of Noel Tyler as Director as authorized by the Open Meeting Act 25 O.S. § 307B.1; and Discuss the selection of the 2017 Commissioner’s Award as authorized by the Open Meeting Act 25 O.S. § 307.B.7 and 74 O.S. 2016 Supp. § 166.8.A.2.

21. Vote to reconvene into Regular Session.
Commissioners
22. Discussion with possible vote for the appointment of Noel Tyler as Director.
Commissioners
23. Discussion with possible vote for the 2017 Commissioner's Award
Commissioners
24. 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
25. Announcements
Commission Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:30 am.
Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

26. Adjournment
Commission Chair