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2018 Top Headlines


TNStars Offers $10,000 in Scholarship Opportunities this Holiday Season
(November 11, 2018)

NASHVILLE- In the spirit of the season, the TNStars® College Savings 529 Program is giving a gift of a $1,000 scholarship to ten Tennessee kids. ...more

State Pooled Investment Fund Hits Historic $12 Billion Mark
(May 24, 2018)

Nashville, TN – State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. announces that for the first time in history, the State Pooled Investment Fund (SPIF) has surpassed a $12 Billion balance. ...more

TNStars Celebrates 529 Day with Family Four-Pack Giveaway and College Savings Incentives

Nashville, TN - May 29th has been nationally recognized as 529 College Savings Day, a way to raise awareness for the importance of saving early for college while children are still young. To celebrate, TNStars College Savings 529 Program is giving away twelve family four-pack of tickets to some of Tennessee’s top destinations for summer fun! TNStars is a program of the Tennessee Department of Treasury. ...more


Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System named Top 4 best funded State Pensions by Pew Charitable Trusts  

Nashville, TN – Last week, The Pew Charitable Trusts published research that ranked the Tennessee as one of the best funded state pension programs in the country.  A non-profit focused on non-partisan government research, Pew Charitable Trusts listed Tennessee, along with Wisconsin, South Dakota, and New York as best prepared to fulfil pension promises made to public employees. ...more

Tennessee Department of Treasury Has Paid $301.2 Million to Victims of Crime Through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Program

(NASHVILLE) – Last year, the Tennessee Department of Treasury’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Program paid $11.7 million to innocent victims of violent crimes. Since its inception in 1982, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund has paid out $301.2 million in claims to victims and their families when no other financial means where available. This week, Treasury will join organizations from across the country to recognize those victims for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. ...more

Governor Haslam and Three Tennessee Schools Honored by Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission

Nashville, TN - Yesterday, leaders from across the state joined the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission (TNFLC) at the State Capitol to celebrate the impact of financial education in Tennessee and honor the supporters who are making it possible. ...more

Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr., and the Division of Unclaimed Property Return Purple Heart

Chattanooga TN - Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. returned a missing Purple Heart medal earned more than 70 years ago to a soldier’s family today due to the efforts of the Tennessee Department of Treasury Division of Unclaimed Property. ...more









2017 Top Headlines

Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Celebrates Financial Literacy at East Side Elementary School

Elizabethton, TN – State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. and the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission (TNFLC) joined East Side Elementary School today to celebrate students taking the first step toward a successful financial future. Mrs. Christy Malone’s 5th grade students at East Side are currently participating in Vault – Understanding Money, a web-based financial education platform made available to all K-8 schools in Tennessee through the TNFLC. Over 14,000 students across the state have been engaged through the Vault program. ...more

TNStars Celebrates 5 Years of College Savings!

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Treasury is excited to celebrate the fifth birthday of the TNStars College Savings 529 Program. Over the course of its five years, the program has helped families save over $100 million for college. ...more

Tennessee Treasury Unclaimed Property Division Helping Tennesseans Claim Money at Fairs and Festivals Statewide

Nashville, TN — In FY17, The Tennessee Treasury Department’s Unclaimed Property Division returned 43,482 claims, resulting in $48 million in missing money that was returned to its rightful owners. This marks the highest number of claims and dollars returned by the program in a single year! ...more


Families save $100 million for college through TNStars

State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. is proud to announce that families have saved $100 million for college through the TNStars College Savings 529 Plan. A program of the Tennessee Treasury Department, TNStars was launched in 2012. ...more



Free Online Financial Literacy for Adults Offered through TN Financial Literacy Commission

The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission, chaired by State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. is excited to announce the launch of the Financial Empowerment Resource Library on ...more


ABLE TN Celebrates One Year of Helping Individuals with Disabilities
(June 14, 2017)

NASHVILLE – This week, State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr., and the Tennessee Department of Treasury are celebrating the first anniversary of ABLE TN! One of the nation’s first Achieving a Better Life Experience programs to launch, ABLE TN has provided a valuable resource to help more than 1,000 individuals with disabilities save more than $5 million since June 2016. ...more


Tennessee Treasury Director Leads Nation in Public Risk Management
(June 7, 2017)

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Treasury Department is proud to announce that Rodney Escobar, Director of the Division of Claims and Risk Management, was awarded the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA)’s 2017 Public Risk Manager of the Year Award. ...more


Tennessee General Assembly Passes Unclaimed Property Legislation 
Tennessee Becomes Third State in the Country to Pass the Uniform Reform Bill

NASHVILLE, TN – Before adjourning this week, the Tennessee General Assembly unanimously passed the Tennessee Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. Sponsored by Senator Doug Overbey, R-Maryville, and Representative Andrew Farmer, R-Sevierville, the legislation was modeled after the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act adopted by the Uniform Law Commission last summer. Tennessee becomes the third state in the nation to pass a version of the uniform reform bill, which will allow for even greater efficiency in returning missing money to Tennesseans. ...more

Tennessee Unclaimed Property Director Wins National Award

NASHVILLE, TN – The director of the Tennessee Treasury Department Unclaimed Property Division, John Gabriel, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award today from the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA), part of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST). The NAUPA Lifetime Achievement Award is the association’s highest honor presented to individuals who have worked diligently in the unclaimed property arena for many years. Recipients have excelled in their careers inside and outside of their state or corporate boundaries. full press release

State Treasurer David Lillard and Senator Jim Tracy Celebrate Financial Literacy with Thomas Magnet School

SHELBYVILLE - Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. and Senator Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville visited Thomas Magnet School last week to celebrate students taking the first step toward a successful financial future. ...more


Tennessee Treasury Department Returns a
Record-Breaking Number of Unclaimed Property Claims

$789.2 Million Still Waiting to be Claimed in Tennessee

(February 8, 2017)

The Tennessee Treasury Department returned 41,827 claims of Unclaimed Property in FY 2016, marking a 28% increase over the year prior. This is the highest number of claims ever returned by the Department. More than $34 million was returned last year with an average claim amount of $817. ...more

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Treasurer LillardWelcome to the State of Tennessee's Treasury Department home page. The Treasury Department is one of three legislative agencies within State government. Its major functions include:

  • Receiving and disbursing public funds.
  • Managing all State investments, including the pension fund.
  • Administering three major employee benefit programs, including the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System and the Deferred Compensation Program.
  • Operating the Unclaimed Property, College Savings (Section 529 Plans), and Small and Minority-Owned Business programs.
  • Overseeing the risk management program and handling and adjudicating all claims made against the State.

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To invest in the well-being of Tennesseans through exceptional financial leadership, management, service and education.


To enrich the lives of Tennesseans as a national leader in public financial stewardship.


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Board of Claims

Staff Notice (December 3, 2018)

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Investment Committee for Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS)

TCRS Investment Committee Meeting Agenda (November 30, 2018)

Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) Board of Trustees

TCRS Board of Trustees Public Meeting Notice (November 30, 2018)

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TCRS Administrative Committee Meeting Agenda (November 30, 2018)

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Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission

TNFLC Executive Committee Public Meeting Notice (December 11, 2018)

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Board of Trustees for the Tennessee Promise Scholarship Trust Fund

Staff Meeting Notice (July 27, 2018)

The Board of Trustees for the Tennessee Promise Scholarship Trust Fund will be meeting on August 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (Central Time) in the Executive Conference Room on the ground floor of the State Capitol located at 600 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37243.

Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require an accommodation should contact Heather Sczepczenski, Executive Assistant to the State Treasurer, no fewer than two (2) days prior to the scheduled meeting date to allow time for the Treasury Department to arrange for an accommodation. You may contact Heather Sczepczenski by telephone, correspondence or email at (615) 741-2956; State Treasurer’s Office, State Capitol, 600 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37243; or