About the Treasury

Enriching Lives, Leading the Way

We strive to provide exceptional leadership to enhance Tennessee’s financial resources and help grow the per capita income of families in Tennessee.

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Treasury serves all Tennesseans by helping to educate and empower them to make smart financial choices, and by providing public- serving programs in the areas of college savings, financial literacy, unclaimed property, criminal injuries compensation, risk management, and more.

We work to fulfill our mission and vision every day to benefit citizens across Tennessee!

Our mission

To invest in the well-being of Tennesseans through exceptional financial leadership, management, service and education


Our vision

To enrich the lives of Tennesseans as a national leader in public financial stewardship

How we achieve our mission and vision

Financial Leadership


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Investments

The Tennessee Department of Treasury’s Investment Division is comprised of 34 professionals with extensive education, professional training, and 32 professional designations to manage its investments. The department achieves investment returns consistent with its peers while maintaining an investment expense that is among the lowest in the southeast.

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Of every $100 paid to retirees by TCRS, $66 was made through investment earnings.

Tennessee Promise Endowment Trust

Established by the 108th General Assembly, Tennessee Promise provides students a last-dollar scholarship to cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or TSAA funds.

As of June 30, 2018, the Tennessee Promise Endowment Trust has a market value of $512 million.

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Service and education

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Protecting Retirement for Tennesseans

Treasury protects the retirement of 217,434 current state and higher education employees, K-12 teachers and participating local governments, as well as 138,594 retirees.

TCRS paid $2.5 billion in retirement benefits last year. 92% of all TCRS retirees remain in Tennessee. These retirement benefits have an economic impact in all 95 counties!

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Call center performance (FY 2018)

The Department conducted 10,958 one-on-one retirement readiness reviews, 2,834 individual counseling sessions, and 1,186 group meetings, along with the following call-center performance:

Total calls answered
132,497
Answered within 90 seconds
87.3%
Average call score
4.7 out of 5

Financial education

The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission (TNFLC) strives to equip Tennesseans with the resources they need to make sound financial decisions when planning, saving, and investing.

  • 3,325+ enrollments into the Financial Empowerment Resource Library
  • 4,400+ educators trained in the Financial Fitness for Life curriculum
  • 25,847 students trained in The Vault—Understanding Money program

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Achieving a Better Life Experience Tennessee (ABLE TN)

One of the nation’s first ABLE programs to launch, ABLE TN provides a valuable resource to help individuals with disabilities save for future expenses.

At the end of fiscal year 2018, ABLE TN accountholders had saved more than $11 million in 1,785 accounts. Learn more about ABLETN

FY 2018: $11,040,927
FY 2017: $5,250,507

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TNStars college savings

The TNStars College Savings 529 Program helps families save money for college expenses by offering high quality investment options at a low cost.

Helping Tennessee families save over $130 million for college

TNStars ended fiscal year 2018 with $130.9 million in assets across 14,531 funded accounts, a milestone reached in part by running successful incentive campaigns throughout the year.

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TIPS 4-to-1 matching grant for college

The Tennessee Investments Preparing Scholars (TIPS) program encourages families to save for the growing costs associated with post-secondary education by offering a 4-to-1 matching grant incentive.

Learn more about TIPS

Service to the public

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Unclaimed property

The Tennessee Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division serves as a consumer protection program working to reunite this money with its rightful owner.

The Department returned a record-breaking 48425 claims, resulting in $32.9 million paid to claimants in 2018!

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund

The Criminal Injuries Compensation (CIC) Program provides financial assistance that defrays the costs of medical services, loss of earnings, burial costs, and other pecuniary losses to either an innocent victim of a crime or to the dependents of a deceased victim.

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Members of Treasury staff participated in Domestic Violence Awareness Month by wearing purple.

Members of Treasury staff participated in Domestic Violence Awareness Month by wearing purple.

Financial management for the state

Claims and Risk Management


The responsibilities of the Division of Claims and Risk Management include:

  • Protecting the financial integrity of all State-owned assets
  • Maintaining a safe working environment for state employees and the general public
  • Making determinations on claims made against the State Workers’ Compensation by state employees
  • Employee property damage and tort liability
  • Claims filed for Criminal Injuries Compensation, Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Reimbursement and the Electronic Monitoring Indigency Fund

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As of January 2018, the insured property value for the State was $24,958,976,887.

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Responsibilities of the Division of Claims and Risk Management also include:

  • Cyber Incident Response Plan (CIRP)
  • Electronic Monitoring Indigency Fund
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Tort Liability and Employee Property Damage

Discover Claims and Risk Management

$35.5 B
Top 2
45%
$497.1M

Contact Us


Media inquiries

Shelli King, Director of Communications

(615) 532-8025

Shelli.King@tn.gov

Mailing Address


Tennessee Department of Treasury
Division of Communications
Andrew Jackson Building, 15th Floor
502 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0248