Contact Information

Walcott, Verna Employment Coordinator JFHQ RR1 Box 9202
Kingshill VI 00850-9731
340-713-5722
verna.l.walcott.ctr@mail.mil

US Virgin Islands

Committee Leadership

Mr. Beresford Edwards State Chair
Mr. Stanley Jones Vice Chair
Mrs. Sandra Benjamin Area Chair - St. Thomas
Ms. Hollis McIntosh
Area Chair - St. Croix
Ms. Zandra Petersen Ombudsman Director
Ms. Lorelie Clarke Training Director
Vacant Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Kenny Walcott Military Outreach Director
Mrs. Shereen A. Grouby Public Affairs Director

 

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 Uniformed 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.

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June 25, 2015RECIPIENTS OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE EMPLOYER SUPPORT FREEDOM AWARD NAMED

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced today the 15 recipients of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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April 08, 2015National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 31, 2015
The Department of Defense announced an increase in activated National Guard and reserve component members this week for the Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, while the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and Navy Reserve announced a decrease of activated members. Coast Guard Reserve numbers did not change from last week. The net collective result is a decrease of 87 activated National Guard and reserve component members in comparison to last week. Learn More.
February 27, 2015Virgin Islands Public Employees Relations Board executive director receives Patriot Award

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands - Virgin Islands Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve presented Zandra Petersen of the Virgin Islands Public Employees Relations Board (PERB) with a Patriot Award Feb. 25.

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