Contact Information

Agustin Rivera Maldonado Program Support Specialist 100 General Estevez St
San Juan PR 00901-2104

agustin.rivera.ctr@mail.mil

Isolina Negron-Ruiz Volunteer Support Technician 100 General Estevez St
San Juan PR 00901-2104

isolina.negronruiz.ctr@mail.mil

Carlos Santana ESGR Program Coordinator 100 General Estevez St
San Juan PR 00901-2104

carlos.i.santanalugo.civ@mail.mil

Puerto Rico

ESGR, a Department of Defense office, is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. We will develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and Service members.

ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). ESGR does not have statutory authority to enforce, but serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. ESGR’s trained ombudsmen provide mediation of issues relating to compliance with USERRA.

Committee Leadership

Mr. Ricardo Ruiz State Chair Mr. Ruben Sanchez Ombudsman Director
Mr. Julio C. Laracuente Vice Chair Ms. Genoveva Lopez Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Apolonio Morales East Area Chair Mr. Anthony Mendez Public Affairs Director
Mr. Freddie Zaragoza West Area Chair VACANT Military Outreach Director
Ms. Rebecca Roman North Area Chair Ms. Nydia Garcia Training Director
Ms. Maria de los A. Piris Grau South Area Chair Mr. Victor Velez Northwest Area Chair
Mr. Freddie Zaragoza Southwest Area Chair VACANT Metro Area Chair
VACANT Volunteer Coordinator

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March 13, 2017FREEDOM AWARD FINALISTS NAMED
WASHINGTON (March 13) – Employers that support their military employees’ service make all the difference in the world.  That support can include paying an employee the difference between their military and civilian pay during a deployment, or even offering a full salary for the duration.  It can also be arranging for a US senator to be on hand for a farewell ceremony.  Some companies show their commitment by targeting military for hiring, while others set up military affinity groups to learn how to better serve their military employees.  Still others pitch in and simply make life easier for the families of deployed service members. Learn More.
March 06, 2017Puerto Rico Police Department-Tactical Operation Unit supervisor receives Patriot Award

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced Miguel Alvarez, Puerto Rico Police Department-Tactical Operation Unit was honored on Feb. 27 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of their employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.


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March 06, 2017Head Start Project employees Sarahi Melendez and Esmeralda Ramirez receive Patriot Awards

DORADO, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced Ms. Sarahi Melendez and Ms. Esmeralda Ramirez, employees at Head Start Project –EHS at Dorado, Puerto Rico were honored Feb. 28 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of their employee while her husband serving in the Guard and Reserve. 

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