Boards and Commissions

Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation

The Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation is chaired by
Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr.

Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation exists to provide information, research and recommendations concerning workers' compensation issues to the Tennessee General Assembly, the Department of Commerce and Insurance and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

In general, the Advisory Council is authorized to monitor the performance of the workers' compensation system in the implementation of legislative directives, to make recommendations relating to the adoption of rules and legislation; and to make recommendations regarding the method and form of statistical collections.

The Advisory Council also reviews the annual advisory prospective loss cost filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance and provides comment and recommendation concerning the filing to the Commissioner of Commerce and Insurance. In addition, at the request of the General Assembly, the Advisory Council annually reviews and provides comments and recommendations on proposed workers' compensation legislation.

Board Meetings and Materials

Upcoming Meetings

Recent Meetings

The Executive Committee of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) will meet on March 25, 2022, via WebEx, immediately following the 10:00 a.m. CT Board of Trustees meeting.

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The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. (CT) Friday, March 25, 2022, via Webex. The TCRS Board of Trustees Administrative Committee and Audit Committee will also be meeting on March 25, 2022, via WebEx as follows:

  • The Audit Committee will meet at 8 a.m. CT via WebEx.
  • The Administrative Committee will meet at 9 a.m. CT via WebEx.
  • The TCRS Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. CT via WebEx.

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The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System Board of Trustees, along with its Administrative Committee and Audit Committee, will meet on Friday, December 3, 2021, via electronic/virtual communication as follows:

The Audit Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. CT via Microsoft TEAMS—
Join the Audit Committee meeting

The Administrative Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. CT via WebEx—
Join the Administrative Committee Meeting

The TCRS Board of Trustees will meet at 10:00 a.m. CT via WebEx—
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The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) Board of Trustees will meet at 10:00 A.M. (Central Time) Friday, June 25, 2021 via WebEx. 

Join the meeting by Webex

The TCRS Board of Trustees Administrative Committee and Audit Committee will also meet on June 25, 2021, via WebEx as follows:

-The Audit Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. CT via WebEx.

-The Administrative Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. CT via WebEx.

-The TCRS Board of Trustees will meet at 10:00 a.m. CT via WebEx.

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Meeting Date and Time
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. CT

In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number:  178 729 6818
Password:  McHfJNmU258
OR
Join by phone:

Dial:  1-415-655-0003
Access code:  178 729 6818

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Meeting Date and Time
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 9 A.M. CT

In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number:  185 863 3345
Password:  3apATCK4aY4
OR
Join by phone:

Dial:  1-415-655-0003
Access Code:  185 863 3345

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The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (“TCRS”) Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. (Central Time) March 26, 2021 via WebEx. The TCRS Board of Trustees Administrative Committee and Audit Committee will also meet on March 26, 2021 via WebEx as follows:

-The Audit Committee will meet at 8 a.m. CT via WebEx.

-The Administrative Committee will meet at 9 a.m. CT via WebEx.

-The TCRS Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. CT via WebEx.

Documents to download

The Executive Committee of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, December 4, 2020, immediately following the full Board of Trustees meeting, via WebEx. The Board of Trustees meeting will begin at 10 a.m. CT.

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Meeting Date and Time
Friday, December 4, 2020 at 10 a.m. via Webex

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**This meeting has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date**

The Executive Committee of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System Board of Trustees will be meeting at 9:00 AM (Central Time) on Monday, November 9, 2020 via WebEx.  

The Executive Committee will consider a proposed settlement in the matter of Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System v. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, et al., relative to UBS Securities LLC.

This meeting will be conducted permitting participation by electronic or other means of communication pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. §8-44-108.

 

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Meeting Date and Time
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 10 A.M. CT

Video

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Meeting Date and Time
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 9 A.M. CT

In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number: 171 036 8436
Password:  mgHJP3jrr29
OR
Join by phone:
Dial: 1-415-655-0003
Access Code:  171 036 8436

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Meeting Date and Time
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8 A.M. CT

In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number: 171 720 0711
Password:  F5dpSFbbd74
OR
Join by phone:
Dial: 1-415-655-0003
Access Code:  171 720 0711

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Meeting Date and Time
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 10 A.M. CT

In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number (Access code): 171 305 0229
Meeting password: Gm33Umw8jjU

OR

Join by phone:
Dial:
1-415-655-0003
Access code: 171 305 0229

Documents to download

Meeting Date and Time

Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. CT
In the interest of public safety and welfare, this meeting will be held by electronic means only and will not occur in a physical location.

Attend this meeting via WebEx

Meeting number: 161 737 6779
Password: 7mGMK9Tdiq3
OR
Join by phone:

Dial: 1-415-655-0003 US TOLL
Access code: 161 737 6779

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Meeting Date and Time
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. CT

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Meeting Date and Time

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM CT

Location

Cordell Hull Building (1st Floor)
House Hearing Room III
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN

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Board Meeting Video

Learn more about the TCRS Board

 

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The Executive Committee of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, March 29, 2019, immediately following the full Board of Trustees meeting, via WebEx. The Board of Trustees meeting will begin at 10 a.m. CT.

House Hearing Room III
(1st Floor of the Cordell Hull Building)
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37243

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Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Members

The Advisory Council is comprised of the State Treasurer who serves as Chair, three (3) voting members who represent employees; three (3) voting members who represent employers; ten (10) nonvoting members and four (4) ex officio members.

The Chair may vote only on matters related to the administration of the Advisory Council or the Council's research; the chair is not permitted to vote on any matter which constitutes the making of a policy recommendation to the Governor or to the General Assembly.


Chair

Member Title/Department Location
David H. Lillard, Jr. Tennessee State Treasurer Nashville, TN

Ex-Officio Members

Member Title/Department Location
Senator Paul Bailey
Chair, Senate Labor and Commerce Committee
Nashville, TN
Representative Clark Boyd
Chair, House Consumer and Human Resources Committee
Nashville, TN
Commissioner Carter Lawrence, designee Mike Shinnick Department of Commerce and Insurance Nashville, TN
Abbie Hudgens, designee Troy Haley Administrator, Bureau of Workers' Compensation Nashville, TN

Voting Members

Member Title/Department Location
Kerry Dove
Small Business Employer
Nolensville, TN
Bruce D. Fox
Employees
Clinton, TN
Dale Cantrell Employees Clinton, TN
Brian Hunt
Vice President, Southern Champion Tray
Chattanooga, TN
Bob Pitts
Associated Builders and Contractors
Nashville, TN
Paul Shaffer
Labor
Memphis, TN

Non-Voting Members

Member Title/Department Location Representing
Joy Baker
Director of Risk Management, City of Johnson City
Johnson City, TN Local Governments
Jason G. Denton
Tennessee Association for Justice
Lebanon, TN Attorney Representing Injured Employees
Sandra Fletchall
Occupational Therapist Licensed in Tennessee
Memphis, TN Occupational Therapists
Keith B. Graves, D.C.
Chiropractor Licensed in Tennessee
Nashville, TN Chiropractors
John Harris
Physical Therapist Licensed in Tennessee
Knoxville, TN Physical Therapists
Terry P. Horn
Corporate Health Services
Nashville, TN Hospital Organizations
Lynn Vo Lawyer
Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
Nashville, TN Attorney Representing Employers and Workers' Compensation Insurers
Sam E. Murrell III, M.D
Tennessee Medical Association
Memphis, TN Physician Representative of Medical Organizations
A. Gregory Ramos
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville, TN Attorney Representative of Legal Organizations
Misty D. Williams
Travelers Insurance
Brentwood, TN Insurance Companies

Questions about Workers' Compensation?

The Advisory Council does not provide advice to employees, employers, insurers or consumers . If you have questions about a specific workers’ compensation claim or you need general workers’ compensation information, please visit the Workers’ Compensation Division of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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Annual Reports

  • FY 2021 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021
  • FY 2020 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020
  • FY 2019 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019
  • FY 2018 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018
  • FY 2017 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017
  • FY 2016 Annual Report
    Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation Annual Report for July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016

Supreme Court Decisions

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Contact Us

Have questions about the Advisory Council on Workers Compensation?  We're here to help!

 (615) 289-4603

larry.scroggs@tn.gov

Mailing Address

State of Tennessee
Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation
Andrew Jackson Building, 15th Floor
502 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0248