News & Information

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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Message From the President - December 2020

By  Michael Fann | 12/4/2020 8:00 am

Now that we’ve entered the final month of 2020, I would be remiss if I did not recognize the growing number of active COVID-19 cases throughout our state, and acknowledge the strain this places on our members as you work to provide essential services to your community. Public Entity Partners has labored with you throughout this year, and we’re still hard at work, responding to your loss control and underwriting questions, while continuing to handle the liability, property and workers’ compensation claims that are submitted each day. During this pandemic, we encourage you to always make the health and safety of your employees and team members your highest priority, and take the necessary steps to ensure they are protected as much as reasonably possible.

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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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Message From the President - November 2020

By  Michael Fann | 11/6/2020 8:00 am

Public Entity Partners is working hard to make a difference in your community through the risk management services we provide. We are primarily a public service organization that also happens to provide a financial mechanism for paying claims.

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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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Casta Brice Receives PE Partners’ Excellence in Risk Management Award

By  Halie Gallik | 10/9/2020 8:00 am

Casta Brice, human resources director for the City of Tullahoma, is the consummate professional. She has expanded the coordination of customary human resource and loss prevention duties into an Employee-First philosophy that provides greater protection for all employees. Casta is a 2020 Excellence in Risk Management Award winner.

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