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Mass Layoffs

The Mass Layoff list is used strictly to verify “lack of work” and to expedite the approval process. Claimants are still required to file a claim by calling either 615-253-0800 or 1-877-813-0950 (toll-free), or via internet at https://ui.tn.gov after layoff has occurred. Claimants need to file the week after their last day of work or they will be late and could miss a week of benefits.

IMPORTANT:
If a claimant works a “partial” week they should file their claim during that week! Claimants are responsible to certify for benefits on the TIPS line 615-532-1800 or (1-800-689-9799) or on the internet for each week they are totally or partially off work. It is also important that employees remember to stop certifying when they return to work. Continuing to certify and not reporting wages will result in an overpayment situation which could result in a denial of future benefits.

Reporting Mass Layoffs

The attached formatted template is the only acceptable form that may be used and should NOT be altered in any manner. Although some information in the template is not required, lists received in any other format cannot be used. Open the Mass Layoff Template to report layoffs.

If there are columns in the template that do not apply, please leave them completely BLANK. Do not use N/A, Unknown or anything of that sort.

REQUIRED COLUMNS:

  • First Name
  • Last Name  
  • SSN
  • Last Day Worked (LDW)
  • Employer Name
  • Employer ID Number (State Account Number) as indicated immediately below:

If your number is 0123-456 8 you will drop the leading zero, hyphen, and the last (check) digit and enter as 123456.

IF TRA, THE PETITION# AND TRADE ELIGIBLE COLUMNS MUST BE FILLED IN AS WELL, ALONG WITH ADDRESS & PHONE INFORMATION.

Submit your list by emailing the information an attachment to mass.layoff@tn.gov. Please note INQUIRY in the subject line.