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January 2021 Regular Commission Meeting

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
State Office
3535 NW 58th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

or

Link to Commission Meeting via Zoom

 Telephone: 1-253-215-8782
Webinar ID: 930 2750 1813

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 10:30am

Wes Hilliard, Commission Chair
Theresa Flannery, Vice-Chair
Jace Wolfe, Member



Agenda Items

 1.   Call to Order and Roll Call

Wes Hilliard, Chair


 2.   Statement of Compliance with Open Meeting Act

Commission Assistant


 3.   Public Comments

Public Audience

(Under Oklahoma Open Meeting Laws, the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services cannot respond to or discuss any public comment not on today’s agenda.)


Report Items

 4.   Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation

Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director


 5.   Executive Director's Report

Melinda Fruendt, Executive Director

Executive Director’s report with possible Commission discussion.   The report includes Executive Director’s participation in meetings; updates on Process Improvement which Includes federal reporting, AWARE, Case Reviews; and Program Standards, Statistical Research.


 6.  Priority Group Updates 

Mark Kinnison, Director of Vocational Rehabilitation

Priority Group Updates with possible Commission discussion.  Report includes current status of all Priority Groups I, II and III.


 7.  Financial Status Reports

Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial report with possible Commission discussion, FY 2021 as of November 30, 2020.


 8.   Personnel Activity Report

Tom Patt, Director of Human Resources

Personnel Activity report with possible Commission discussion, as of December 31, 2020.  The activity report has current FTE status.


 9.   Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council Report 

Carolina Colclasure, Program Manager

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council Report with possible Commission discussion.  This report includes new ORC officers; updates on Committees and their work.


10.   Oklahoma School for the Deaf Report 

Chris Dvorak, Superintendent

Oklahoma School for the Deaf Report with possible Commission discussion.  The report Includes training and outreach; update on 235 Program; fall ASL Community classes; virtual learning; and athletic activities. 


Action Items

11.  December Commission Meeting Minutes

Wes Hilliard, Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the December 14, 2020 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.


12.    Interpreter Rate Increase

David Hankinson, Program Manager

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the Proposed interpreter rate increase.


13.   Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Donations

Kevin Treese, Program Manager

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the December 2020 donations to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.


14.   Oklahoma School for the Blind Donations

Rita Echelle, Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the December 2020 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Blind.


15.   New Business

Wes Hilliard, 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

Wes Hilliard, Chair

Date and location of next regular meeting of the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services:

Monday, February 8, 2021 at 10:30 am.

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
State Office
3535 NW 58th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Oklahoma City, OK 73112


18.   Adjournment

Wes Hilliard, Chair


Last Modified on Mar 29, 2021
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