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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July 06, 2015Fargo-Wahpeton area employers take Boss Lift to tour Camp Grafton National Guard training sites

FARGO, N.D. – Ten employers from the Fargo - Wahpeton area had the chance to ride on a Blackhawk helicopter to Camp Grafton June 25. The employers were nominated by members of the Army National Guard and Marine Corps Reserve for their support during deployments and training.

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July 06, 2015Standing Rock Community Schools and principal honored by Department of Defense
BISMARCK, N.D. – Standing Rock High School and Principal Bernadette Dauenhauer were honored with recognition from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office.

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July 02, 2015North Dakota U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp signs Statement of Support

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve that was presented at the National Guard Armory in Grand Forks June 13.

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