2019 Tennessee Code
Title 50 - Employer and Employee
Chapter 7 - Tennessee Employment Security Law
Part 6 - Administration
§ 50-7-602. Authority and duties of commissioner.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 50-7-602 (2019)
  • (a) It is the duty of the administrator to administer this chapter. The commissioner has the power and authority to adopt, amend or rescind rules and regulations, to employ persons, make expenditures, require reports, make investigations, and take other action the commissioner deems necessary or suitable to that end.

  • (b) The rules and regulations shall be effective as provided in the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, compiled in title 4, chapter 5.

  • (c) The commissioner shall determine the commissioner's own organization and methods of procedure in accordance with this section, and shall have an official seal, which shall be judicially noticed.

  • (d) Not later than February 1 of each year, the commissioner shall submit to the governor a report covering the administration and operation of this chapter during the preceding twelve-month period ending on September 30, and shall make recommendations for amendments to this chapter the commissioner deems proper.

  • (e) The report shall include a balance sheet of the moneys in the fund in which there shall be provided, if possible, a reserve against the liability in future years to pay benefits in excess of the then current premiums, which reserve shall be set up by the commissioner in accordance with accepted actuarial principles on the basis of statistics of employment, business activity and other relevant factors for the longest possible period.

  • (f) Whenever the commissioner believes that a change in premium or benefit rates will become necessary to protect the solvency of the fund, the commissioner shall promptly so inform the governor and the general assembly, and make recommendations with respect to the change in premium or benefit rates.

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