News & Information

Virtual Academy

By  Halie Gallik | 1/6/2021 3:30 pm

One year ago, Public Entity Partners began a partnership with Virtual Academy to provide a subscription supplement for law enforcement-specific online training. Virtual Academy provides high-quality, engaging training with nationally recognized experts, and the platform allows law enforcement agencies to easily manage, track and create training records and department files. PE Partners’ subscription supplement programs will cover 66% of the cost for law enforcement agencies with 1 - 15 officers, 50% of the cost for agencies with 16 - 30 officers, and 25% of the cost for agencies with 31 or more officers. Over the past year, PE Partners’ members with law enforcement agencies saved almost $76,000 as a result of this subscription supplement program.

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How-To Videos for Online Claims Filing

By  Halie Gallik | 1/6/2021 3:00 pm

In September, Public Entity Partners began using a new claims management system, Origami Risk. The online claims forms that are used to submit claims also changed as part of this claims administration system. Anyone within your organization who has access to our online portal can file claims for your entity online. The online claims forms include the ability to save an incident in draft status. Some members are leaving incidents in draft status without submitting the claim. When an incident is left in draft status our adjusters do not receive the claim for processing.

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Preventing Slip, Trip, and Fall Hazards

By  Halie Gallik | 1/6/2021 8:00 am

Are you looking for safety-related tips and roll call-style training to share with your team? All PE Partners members have access to EHS Hero, powered by Simplify Compliance, which allows you to easily tap into information on hundreds of safety topics. One top safety topic is the prevention of slips, trips and falls, which are some of the most consistent causes of workers’ compensation claims. There are numerous potential slip, trip and fall hazards in every workplace, and each year thousands of disabling injuries occur as a result of these hazards.

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2021 - 2023 PE Partners Strategic Plan

By  Michael G. Fann | 1/5/2021 8:00 am

In July of 2020, Public Entity Partners’ leadership team began a strategic planning process. In December of 2020, the Board of Directors approved and adopted revised vision and mission statements and organizational values. These components of the strategic plan represent the cultural core of our organization, and will guide and define the programs and services Public Entity Partners seeks to provide to members in the coming years.

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Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program

12/7/2020 4:00 pm

It is no secret that Public Entity Partners encourages and supports professional standards. The Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation (TLEA) Program, created under the authority of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP), sets professional standards and focuses on professional accountability, management and operations for law enforcement. Earlier this week, the Professional Standards Committee met as part of the TACP meeting, and announced the Tennessee law enforcement agencies that have achieved and maintained accreditation through the TLEA Program.

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TOSHA's COVID-19 Resource Digest

By  Halie Gallik | 12/4/2020 8:00 am

Have you reviewed TOSHA’s COVID-19 Resource digest? On December 1st, TOSHA released a PDF document with a summary of the information that was shared over the last several weeks about the resources on OSHA’s webpage, and those of several other agencies and organizations. TOSHA included a list of general COVID-19 resources grouped by agency, a section with resources on reopening workplaces, cloth face coverings and respiratory protection, and additional industry-specific COVID-19 resources grouped by industry.

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PRIMA Institute Scholarship Winners

11/5/2020 8:00 am

This year’s PRIMA Institute (PI), held in October 2020, was a first for two reasons — the event was conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this new format, which reduced travel and lodging costs, gave PE Partners the opportunity to award a scholarship to all 16 applicants.

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Safety & HR Program Tools Available

11/5/2020 8:00 am

In June, Public Entity Partners introduced HR Hero and EHS Hero services to our membership. We understand that COVID-19 has stretched your resources. These tools are designed to provide your entity with sample policies, templates, toolbox talks and training materials so that your employees can continue to focus on safety through your safety committee or human resources program.

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Tenant User Liability Insurance Program (TULIP) Update

11/5/2020 8:00 am

Although traditional facility use requests have slowed during 2020 due to the pandemic, cities and towns generally provide opportunities for the public to rent or utilize their space on a frequent basis. Protecting your organization from liability created by third party facility users is important. One way to do that is through the Tenant User Liability Insurance Program (TULIP). Updated information about TULIP is being sent out to PE Partners members who have signed up for the program.

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Critical Notice - Workers' Compensation Claims

By  Halie Gallik | 10/27/2020 8:00 pm

When an employee has a work-related injury, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation requires an Employer’s First Report of Work Injury or Illness (Form C-20) be completed. The Form C-20 initiates a workers’ compensation claim and is a required filing with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, so the filing needs to be accurate and thorough. Please ensure your organization understands all the information that is required by the Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

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