December 2018 regular Commission 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, December 10, 2018 - 10:30am

Emily Cheng, Commission Chair
Jace Wolfe, Commission Vice-Chair
April Danahy, Commission Member

Whole Packet with page numbers: 

Zip file of individual packet files: 

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. Executive Director's report
Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director

The report includes executive meetings; and updates on Process Improvement, including federal reporting.

6. Financial Status FY18 and FY19 reports
Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status FY18 and FY19 reports as of October 31, 2018 with possible Commission discussion.

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

Personnel Activity report with possible Commission discussion, as of November 26, 2018. The Activity report has current FTE status.

8. Visual Services Report
Tracy Brigham, Division Administrator

The report includes updates on field services, transition program, Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Business Enterprise Program, Business Services Program, production and Administrator Activities.

9. DRS Administratve Rules
Tina Calloway, Process Improvement Team

DRS Administrative Rules with possible Commission discussion. The rules include Chapter 1. Administrative Operations, Chapter 10. Vocational Rehabilitation and Visual Services, Chapter 25. Business Enterprise Program and DRS Internal Policies.

10 Legislative Report
Kevin Nelson, Legislative Liaison

This report includes pieces of legislation for DRS this next session.

11. November 5, 2018 Commission Minutes
Commission Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote to approve the November 5, 2018 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.

12. Granting Executive Director authority to settle claims
Rick Olderbak, Assistant Attorney General

Discussion with possible vote for approval of granting the Executive Director authority to settle claims against the agency which do not exceed Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000).

13. Security Guard
Commission Chair

Discussion with possible vote to utilize the security guard on the 5th floor for security at Commission meetings.

14. OSB Donation report
Rita Echelle, Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the November 2018 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.

15. OSD Donation Report
Larry Hawkins, Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the November, 2018 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

16. Presentation of 2018 Department of Rehabilitation Services Director's Award
Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director
17. Presentation of 2018 Commission for Rehabilitation Services Award
Commission Chair
18. 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
19. Announcements
Commission Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services:
Monday, January 14, 2018 at 10:30 am.
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW 58th Street
Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

20. Adjournment
Commission Chair