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 Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (“TCRS”) Board of Trustees will be meeting at 10:00 A.M. (Central Time) on September 29, 2022, in person, at the Cordell Hull Building, House Hearing Room III, 425 Rep. John Lewis Way North, Nashville, Tennessee 37243. The TCRS Board of Trustees Administrative, Investment and Audit Committees will also be meeting on September 29, 2022, in person. The meetings will be held at the following times and locations:

  • The Audit Committee will be meeting at 8:00 a.m. CT in Room C, on the 8th Floor of the Cordell Hull Building
  • The Investment Committee will be meeting at 9:00 a.m. CT, in Room C, on the 8th Floor of the Cordell Hull Building
  • The Administrative Committee will be meeting at 9:00 a.m. CT, in Room D, on the 8th Floor of the Cordell Hull Building

The Board and Committees will consider the items contained in their respective agendas which will be attached when finalized.

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The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (“TCRS”) Board of Trustees Investment Committee will be meeting at 9:00 A.M. (Central Time) on September 29, 2022, in person, at the Cordell Hull Building, Room C, on the 8th Floor, 425 Rep. John Lewis Way North, Nashville, Tennessee 37243.

The Board and Committees will consider the items contained in their respective agendas which will be attached when finalized.

Documents to download

The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (“TCRS”) Board of Trustees Administrative Committee will be meeting at 9:00 A.M. (Central Time) on September 29, 2022, in person, at the Cordell Hull Building, Room D, on the 8th Floor, 425 Rep. John Lewis Way North, Nashville, Tennessee 37243.

The Board and Committees will consider the items contained in their respective agendas.

Documents to download

The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (“TCRS”) Board of Trustees Audit Committee will be meeting at 8:00 A.M. (Central Time) on September 29, 2022, in person, at the Cordell Hull Building, Room C, on the 8th Floor, 425 Rep. John Lewis Way North, Nashville, Tennessee 37243.

The Board and Committees will consider the items contained in their respective agendas which will be attached when finalized.

Documents to download

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.

Join the meeting 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—
Join the TCRS Board Meeting

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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.

Documents to download

The Investment Committee of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) will meet at 2:00 p.m. CT Monday, April 26, 2021, via electronic communications.

Join the meeting by Webex

Meeting number (access code): 185 563 7152
Meeting password: Pp2vM5Qisc3

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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

Documents to download

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

Documents to download

Meeting Date and Time
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. CST

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:  185 916 4803
Password:  jMEtJP5Yn43
OR
Join by phone:

Dial:  1-415-655-0003
Access code:  185 916 4803

Documents to download

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

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The Investment Committee of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System Board of Trustees will be meeting at 10:00 AM (Central Standard Time) on Friday, October 30, 2020 via electronic communication. The Committee will consider investment transactions for the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System.

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

Meeting Date and Time
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Attend this meeting via Webex

Meeting number: 171 342 0180
Password: sRiqc9gqT33

OR
Join by phone:
Dial:
  415-655-0003
Access code: 171 342 0180

Documents to download

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

Video

Documents to download

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

Documents to download

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

Documents to download

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) 770-1754

heather.iverson@tn.gov

Mailing Address

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