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Wilson County Breakfast Meeting

May 17, 2018
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites
565 S Mt Juliet Rd,
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

Improving Your Company's Workers' Compensation Culture: It Truly Benefits Everyone
Presented by Jeff Francis, Assistant Administrator, Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Attendees at this presentation should expect to learn:

  • Ways to turn a workers’ compensation claim into a workers’ recovery plan
  • Ways that employers may be negatively influencing their workplace culture regarding workplace injuries
  • The impact that a workplace culture has on the cost and length of recovery in workplace injuries.
  • Ways to improve the workplace culture, reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and save money
  • The major statutory requirements of the current Tennessee workers’ compensation laws that are important for all stakeholders to know.
  • The latest updates to the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act, as well as Bureau Rules or Policies and the effective date(s) of those updates.

Updates include:

  • How long employees have to report an injury
  • When and how to put together a panel of physicians
  • When should employers report a claim to their insurance carrier

Schedule: Doors open at 7:00 am for registration and networking. Buffet breakfast begins at 7:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 8:00 am. 


  • Members: $18 by end of business Monday, May 14, $28 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $29 by end of business Monday, May 14, $39 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Monday, May 14, $15 afterwards.*

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.

This program has been awarded 1 hour of General HR recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Biography: A native of middle-Tennessee, Jeff received his B.B.A. degree in Marketing from Austin Peay State University in 1983 and his Master’s degree in Labor Studies from the University of Massachusetts in 2000. He is a member of the 2008 graduating class of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute and the 2017 class of LeadTN.

 As a Program Coordinator for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development from 2004 until April 2008 he developed and managed the Medical Impairment Rating Registry.

 Now the Assistant Administrator of the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, his responsibilities include assisting with budgeting, Human Resources and Information Systems and supervising the Claims, Coverage and Communications aspects for the Bureau. He has been married to his college sweetheart for over 30 years, and they have a son and daughter. Jeff enjoys volunteering and serves as a Mentor for the Tennessee Promise Educational Scholarship Program.

** Up to $45 of any Guest registration may be applied towards a new 1 year MT|SHRM Membership within 60 days of the event attended.  Please call Shannan at (615) 499-5150 to take advantage.


$28.00 MT|SHRM Member Ticket
$18.00 Earlybird rate before May 14

$39.00 Future Member/ Guest
$29.00 Earlybird rate before May 14

$15.00 MT|SHRM Student Ticket
$9.00 Earlybird rate before May 14