November 2016 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

Deadline for Commission Packet items is Nov 3rd at noon

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:30am

Jack Tucker, Commission Chair
April Danahy, Commission Vice-Chair
Lynda Collins, Commission Member
Carol A. Brown, Commission Assistant

Whole Packet with page numbers: 

Zip file of individual packet files: 

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

Report

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

The report includes Agency updates on Final Unified State Plan and VR portion; Oklahoma School for the Deaf; Visual Services; Vocational Rehabilitation; and cross-agencies and/or community partnerships.

6. Financial Status report as of September 30, 2016, with possible Commission discussion, including FY16 and FY17.
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer
7. Personnel Activity report as of October 31, 2016, with possible Commission discussion.
Tom Patt, Human Resources Programs Director

The report includes current FTE status.

8. Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council Quarterly report with possible Commission discussion.
Renee Sansom, Programs Manager

The report includes success stories, (30plus for FFY16), meetings with partnership agencies, OTI, RSA Meetings, Mayor’s Luncheon and Oklahoma Works initiatives statewide.

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

The report includes student outings; presentation on fire safety; White Cane Day; Special Olympics; and Future Shock Career Day.

10. Disability Determination Services report with possible Commission discussion.
Brian Nickles, Interim Division Administrator

The report includes statistics; staffing and funding; fraud, waste and abuse; and Oklahoma benefit payments.

Action

11. Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the October 17, 2016 Commission for Rehabilitation Services Regular Meeting Minutes.
Commission Chair
12. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of DRS Legislative Proposals for 2017.
Kevin Nelson, Legislative Liaison
13. Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the October, 2016 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.
Rita Echelle, Superintendent
14. Review and discussion with possible vote for the approval of October, 2016 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.
Larry Hawkins, Superintendent
15.New Business (“Any matter not known about or which could not have been reasonably foreseen prior to the time of posting.” 25O.S. § 311)
Commission Chair
16. Announcements
Commission Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, December 12, 2016 at 10:30 am.
Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

17. Adjournment
Commission Chair