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Employer Support of Guard and Reserve

          Why the  ESGR Statement of Support Program.

    The focus of ESGR is four-fold:

    • Promote an understanding of Guard and Reserve service.
    • Enlist support of employers in development of human resource policies and practices that support and encourage employee participation in Guard and Reserve programs.
    • Disseminate information to improve knowledge of, and voluntary compliance with, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) among Reserve component leaders, members, and their employers.
    • Sustain willingness of employers to support their employees called to military service for the Global War on Terrorism over potentially longer periods of time and greater frequency.

    To that end, the ESGR Statement of Support Program seeks to inform and educate employers about their rights and responsibilities towards their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve, and to also recognize and reward those employers who go “over and above” the requirements of the law.

    A Statement of Support signing employer denotes the following:

    • They fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).
    • Their managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
    • They will continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war.

    To participate in the Statement of Support Program, please complete the Statement of Support form.