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The Bureau Bulletin - January 2017

You're reading the inaugural issue of the Bureau Bulletin.

It's the start of a brand-new year, and with it, a brand-new way to stay in contact with Workers' Compensation in Tennessee! You'll find a treasure trove of information inside each edition of our newsletter. We'll highlight breaking news, updates, event notices, job postings, and provide plenty of resources to make it easier than ever to stay up-to-date with what's happening at the Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation!

Visit our website for more news. 

This issue
  • Letter from the Administrator
  • Social Media Launch
  • Upcoming Events
  • Notices
  • New Videos

Letter From The Administrator

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Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Bulletin.  We hope you will visit the bulletin often to get the latest updates on what is happening in the Bureau.  Please let us hear from you – what would you like to see in the bulletin, what is helpful, and what is not.  This bulletin is for you, so let us know how we can use it to serve you better.

 

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We're on Social Media! 

The Bureau of Workers' Compensation has launched its very own Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram accounts to make it even easier to connect with us and stay updated on events and legislative updates. Click on the links below to follow us!


Upcoming Events

110th General Assembly

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The State of Tennessee’s 110th General Assembly will convene on Jan. 10th at the state capitol in Nashville. This event is open to the public. The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will be represented during the upcoming legislative session by Troy Haley, Esq.

When: 12:00PM, January 10, 2017

Where: 600 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville

20th Annual Education Conference

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Mark your calendar now so that you don't miss it! The event is the highest-attended workers’ compensation training conference in the state, drawing employers, attorneys, case managers, adjusters, and medical providers and their staff to the three-day seminar. Registration will begin online in March.

When: June 13-15, 2017

Where: Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro,TN


Notices

MLK

Office Closures

State offices, including Workers' Compensation offices, will be CLOSED in observance of MLK day on: 

Monday, January 16th

There will be NO settlement approvals during office closures.


did you know

All Court of Workers' Compensation Claims Opinions Can Be Found Online.

Orders and decisions issued by the Court of Workers' Compensation Claims and the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board are provided to the public free of charge.

Click here to read them. 


New Videos

Did you know about our brief  tutorial on what to expect at your workers' compensation hearing? This video is a great tool for employers and employees alike!


The BWC invited individuals with differing perspectives to discuss the future of workers' compensation in Tennessee at the recently held forum in Nashville.