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Division Contacts

*If you have questions about unemployment, please go to the Employment Security Division section below.
Employment Security Division
Unemployment Claims Center   
Ph: 1-877-813-0950

Linda Davis, Administrator
Appeals Operations
Automated Partial Claims
Benefit Charge Unit
Employer Services - Wage & Tax Reporting
Questions Concerning Unemployment Claim Click here
Separation Notices
Labor Market Information
Labor Research and Statistics (Fatal & Non-Fatal Injuries and Illnesses)
Communications, Constituent and Government Relations
Ph: 615-741-2257

Melinda Williams, Administrator
Jeff Hentschel, Communications Director



  • Media Inquiries Only
  • Media Releases
  • TN Employer Poster Packets
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Workforce Services Division
Ph: 615-741-1031

Sterling van der Spuy, Administrator


  • Alien Labor Certification
  • Career Coaches/Re-Employment Services
  • Dislocated Workers/ Rapid Response
  • Field Operations
  • Food Stamps Employment and Training
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program
  • Title V
  • Trade Act Assistance (TAA)
  • Veterans Services
  • WIA Fiscal
  • WIA Training Providers
  • WIA Youth Services
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Internal Audit
Ph: 615-741-6537

Chris Risher, Internal Audit
Adult Education Division
Ph: 615-741-7054

Marva Doremus, Administrator



  • GED Services
General Counsel
Ph: 615-741-6642

Stephanie K. Mitchell, General Counsel
Please contact by phone at
(615) 741-6642
TN Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA)
Ph: 615-741-2793

Steve Hawkins, Administrator



  • TOSHA (TN Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
  • TOSHA Review Commission
  • TOSHA Advisory Council
Workers' Compensation Division
Ph: 615-741-2395

Abbie Hudgens, Administrator
Jeff Francis, Assistant Administrator, Ph: 615-253-6269



  • Benefit Review Conferences
  • Disability Claims/Questions
  • Drug-Free Workplace Program
  • Employee Misclassification
  • Medical Fee Schedule
  • Second Injury Fund
  • Settlement Approvals
  • Uninsured Employers Fund
  • Utilization Review
  • WC Poster (Certificate of Compliance)
  • Workers' Compensation Claims
  • Workers' Compensation Forms

Workplace Regulations & Compliance Division
Ph: 615-741-1627

Kim Y. Jefferson, Administrator
Ph: 615-253-2741
Carolyn Sherrod, Executive Administrative Assistant
Ph: 615-532-2784



  • Boilers
    Ph: 615-741-6139
  • Elevators and Amusement Devices
    Ph: 615-741-0487
  • Mine Safety
    Ph: 423-566-9709
Labor Standards
  • Tennessee Lawful Employment
  • Non-Smoking
  • Illegal Aliens
  • Child Labor
  • Prevailing Wage
  • Wage Regulations