Contact Information

Pam Miller Program Support Technician PO Box 5511
Bismarck ND

Shirley J.Olgeirson Program Support Specialist ESGR ND
Bismarck ND

Paul Bonicelli Employment Coordinator 1151 Senior Avenue
Dickinson ND 58601

North Dakota

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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December 07, 2015Basin Transload supervisors honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

WILLISTON, N.D. – Managers at Basin Transload and its corporate parent, Global Partners, based at Columbus, North Dakota, know good employees when they find them. It goes both ways. Two employees who serve in the National Guard are appreciative of the support they receive from the company they work for full time.

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November 06, 2015Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

DICKINSON, N.D. – North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced Erika Bauer, supervisor of Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of her employee, Spc. Kendra Erdely, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 164th Engineer Battalion, North Dakota National Guard.

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November 05, 2015Bismarck State College Aquatic and Wellness Center supervisors receive Patriot Awards

BISMARCK, N.D. – Mike Wald and Linsay Berg, supervisors at Bismarck State College Aquatic and Wellness Center were presented with an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award by Bismarck ESGR Committee co-chair Steve Miller.

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