June 14-15, 2023(Agenda)

SRC Quarterly Meeting Agenda

    • Wednesday, June 14- Thursday, June 15, 2023
  • Wednesday, June 14, Optional Session

    • 10:00am- 2:30pm OPTIONAL Collaboration Opportunity
    • 10:00-11:00: Site Tour at Holly's House of Hope
    • Location: 1000 Zschokke St., Highland, Illinois
    • 11:00-12:30 Break/Lunch
    • 12:30-2:30pm: Joint meeting with Career Pathways for Targeted Populations (CPTP) meeting
    • 11:30 am: Shuttle from the Amtrak Station in Alton, IL to the Gateway Center in Collinsville
  • June 14, Mandatory Session

      • 2:30 SRC official meeting at Gateway center
      • Quorum needed
      • Gateway Center
      • Mississippian Room
      • 1 Gateway Dr
      • Collinsville, IL 62234
      • Zoom - June 14
    • 2:30-3:00: Approvals
      • Approval of Agenda for June 14-15, 2023
      • Approval of Minutes for March 22, 2023
    • 3:00--4:00 DRS Staff and Liaison Reports
      • Chief of Staff- Andy Losasso
      • Bureau Highlights
        • Bureau of Customer & Community Services (BCCS)
        • Erik Hansen, Kristin Wagner
        • Bureau of Support Services (BSS)
        • Cassie Laird
        • Bureau of Engagement & Support Services (BESS)
        • Francisco Alvarado, Christi Pean, Marcus Deamer
        • Bureau of Planning & Strategic Management (BPMS)
        • Sybil Nash
        • Bureau of Customer and Community Support for Blind (BCCBS)
        • Kim Borowicz
      • Blind Services Planning Council (BSPC)
        • Sharon Howerton
      • Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
        • Shelly Richardson
      • Equip for Equality
        • Rachel W or Representative
      • Policy Updates
        • Robyn Lewis
      • Questions
    • 4:00-4:30  Old Business (time permitting)
      • Needs Assessment --Any preliminary data?
      • SWTCIE Grant update
      • 2023 Mandatory SRC Training review
      • Website update; Brochure Review
    • 4:30 Shuttle back to Alton

June 15 (HYBRID)

    • Zoom
    • Meeting ID: 160 764 9049
    • Passcode: 745609
    • One tap mobile
      • +16692545252,,1607649049# US (San Jose)
      • +16469641167,,1607649049# US (US Spanish Line)
    • In-Person Meeting Location:
      • Impact Cil (impactcil.org)
      • 2735 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002
      • (618) 462-1411
    • 9:00-9:15 Welcome, Introductions, and Recap
    • 9:15-9:30  Director's report
    • 9:30-9:45 Year-to-date Data Update
      • Wolfgang Arterberry
    • 9:45-10:00  Old Business (if required)
    • 10:00-10:45  Public Comment
    • 10:45-11:00  Break
    • 11:00-11:15 Council Appointments Updates
      • - Current Vacancies
    • 11:15-12:00 SRC Committee Reports
      • Operations
      • Policy and legislation
      • Member engagement
    • 12:00-12:15  State Plan Review (Kelsey)
      • State Plan
      • Structure/timeline for updating
    • 12:15-12:45 New Business
      • DRS DIF grant application plans (Update)
      • 2023 Meeting dates
      • Workforce reorg. (Director or Andy)
    • 12:45-1:00 Wrap Up/Next Steps
      • Adjourn
    • Upcoming Dates:
      • Quarterly Meeting: September 13, Northern IL TBD
      • Quarterly Meeting: November 15, Central IL TBD
    • CPTP Overview

    • The Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB) Career Pathways for Targeted Populations (CPTP) Committee meets quarterly. The committee has the following charges:
      • Charge 1: Create opportunities for job seekers within specified targeted populations of all ages and abilities, understanding that creating equitable access to career pathways for target populations creates a more robust workforce system. Our goal is to enhance career awareness, career skills, career retention, and life skills through experiences with education and training, work-based learning, and essential skills leading to in-demand, high-wage occupations for target populations. Through education and training and work-based learning, our goal is to enhance occupational skills, career awareness and job retention in in-demand, high-wage careers for target populations.
      • Charge 2: Serves as the intersection between job seekers, businesses, the education system, local workforce agencies, community-based organizations, and other interested stakeholders.
      • The CPTP also has the following priorities:
        • Continuous Improvement: Being a link between the IWIB and the Local Workforce system to impact and improve the lives of Illinois citizens, particularly those that are identified as WIOA targeted populations, recognizing the equity implications of this work.
        • Service Integration: Integration and comprehensive involvement of all partners, including the four core partners, business sector, secondary and postsecondary education, workforce labor, legislative, and local implementation partners. There is a need for a holistic approach for target populations.
        • Collaboration: Act as a resource regarding career pathways for target populations across the state and in partnership with the committees and task forces of the IWIB. Participate in grant NOFO opportunities as relevant.
        • Support career pathway development for target populations: Our three workgroups, the Returning Citizens Workgroup, Disability Workgroup, and Opportunity Youth Workgroup, work to advance career pathway opportunities for target populations.
      • Each quarter, one of the workgroups of the CPTP (Disability Workgroup, Opportunity Youth Workgroup, Returning Citizens Workgroup) hosts a quarterly meeting. We are excited for you to join us for our June quarterly meeting, hosted by the Disability Workgroup!
    • Transportation/ Travel reminders and tips

    • (20 ILCS 5/5-550) State Rehabilitation Council regulation
      • Members shall be reimbursed in accordance with State laws, rules and rates for expenses incurred in the performance of their approved, Council-related duties, including expenses for travel, childcare, or personal assistance services. A member who is not employed or who must forfeit wages from other employment may be paid reasonable compensation, as determined by the Department, for each day the member is engaged in performing approved duties of the Council.
    • For SRC members to receive reimbursement, they must be certified with the Comptroller and established as a vendor on SAP.
    • SRC Travel Reimbursement Procedures

      1. SRC travel costs are on a reimbursement basis.
      2. SRC members must have an SAP number to be reimbursed.
      3. Itemized receipts must be provided for lodging and transportation costs.
      4. Hotel rooms must be booked from the State Preferred Hotel List and reserved at a State Rate.
        1. a. If there are no hotels available on the preferred list, a travel exception must be requested in writing, prior to travel, with evidence that the hotel was not available.
        2. b. All lodging receipts must show the bill paid in full
      5. Mileage is paid at $0.655 per mile
      6. Amtrak fares can be reimbursed; indicate you are traveling on state business to receive a discounted rate.
      7. Per diem is paid at $42 for overnight stays; Food receipts are not required.
        1. Lunches are never reimbursed.
        2. Breakfast ($5.50) and/or Dinner ($17.00) may be paid depending on the hours of travel.
      8. Uber/Lift/Taxi can be reimbursed. Receipts are required if the individual purchase (one way) is more than $10.00.
      9. Enter travel information on the SRC travel justification form.
      10. Sign and submit form with receipts to Robyn Lewis.

  • Travel Guide for State Employees (illinois.gov)
    • Must request State Rate for hotel accommodations.
  • Travel AMTRAK (illinois.gov)
  • Preferred Hotel Listing (illinois.gov)
  • Downstate Preferred Hotel Listing
  • Preferred Hotel List in Alton, IL
    • Best Western
    • 3559 College Avenue
    • Alton, Il
    • 618-462-1220
  • Preferred Hotel List in Collinsville, IL
    • DoubleTree by Hilton
    • 1000 Eastport Plaza Drive
    • Collinsville, IL 62223
    • 618-345-2800
  • Drury Inn Collinsville
    • 602 North Bluff Road
    • Collinsville, IL 62234
    • 618-345-7700