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November 9, 2020 Commission Meeting

Monday, November 09, 2020

State of Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
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Monday, November 9, 2020 - 10:30am

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

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


6. Priority Group Report

Mark Kinnison, Director of Rehabilitation Services


7. Financial Status Report

Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Status FY 20 report as of September 30, 2020 and FY 21 as of September 30, 2020 with possible Commission discussion.


8. Personnel Activity Report

Tom Patt, Human Resources Programs Director

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


9. Proposed Administrative Rule Revisions

Tina Calloway, Administrative Programs Officer

Proposed Administrative Rule Revisions, 2020-2021 Rule Cycle, with possible Commission discussion.


10. Proposed Interpreter Rate Increase

Kevin Statham, Chief Financial Officer

Proposed interpreter rate increase with possible Commission discussion.


11. Disability Determination Services Annual report

Brian Nickles, Division Administrator

This report includes statistics on workload; COVID and the impact to DDS; and statistics on processing time, quality; staffing and funding, fraud, waste and abuse, and Oklahoma benefit payments and update on Disability Case Processing system.

Action Items

12. October 12, 2020 Commission Minutes

Wes Hilliard, Chair

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the October 12, 2020 Commission for Rehabilitation Services regular meeting minutes.


13. Oklahoma School for the Blind Donation Report

Rita Echelle, Superintendent

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


14. Oklahoma School for the Deaf Donation Report

Chris Dvorak, Superintendent

Review and discussion with possible vote for approval of the October, 2020 donations to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf


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

Next Commission Meeting will be held at the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, 3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Monday, December 14, 2020.


17. Vote to Convene into Executive Services

Wes Hilliard, Chair


18. Executive Session

Wes Hilliard, Chair

Review and discuss 2020 Commission Award from nominees submitted to the Commission, as authorized by 74 O.S. 2011, 166.8 and the Open Meeting Act 25 O.S. 307 (B) (7).


19. Vote to reconvene into Regular Session

Wes Hilliard, Chair


20. Discussion with possible vote on 2020 Commission Award recipient

Wes Hilliard, Chair


21. Adjournment

Wes Hilliard, Chair

Last Modified on Jan 07, 2021
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