Contact Information

Pam Miller Program Support Technician PO Box 5511
Bismarck ND
701-333-2057
pamela.y.miller.ctr@mail.mil

Shirley J.Olgeirson Program Support Specialist ESGR ND
Bismarck ND
701-333-2016
Shirley.j.olgeirson.ctr@mail.mil

Paul Bonicelli Employment Coordinator
ND

paul.bonicelli.ctr@us.army.mil 

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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August 29, 2014Fargo employers fly with the Guard
FARGO, N.D. – Nine employers from Fargo were provided a unique opportunity to visit Camp Grafton, near Devils Lake, July 10. Departing aboard a Fargo-based Blackhawk helicopter, they made the 45-minute flight to the Camp to tour the Regional Training Institute (RTI). The event was hosted by the Fargo Region, North Dakota Committee for Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) as a method of informing employers of the skills, training, and leadership that members of the National Guard bring to the civilian workplace.

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August 07, 2014South Carolina ESGR Announces the passing of State Chair John V. Green

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve State Chair John V. Green passed away August 5. Funeral services for John V. Green, 84, were held Saturday, August 9, at Forest Lake Presbyterian, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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July 28, 2014Department of Defense announces 15 recipients of 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
WASHINGTON –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, announced today 15 recipients of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor DoD gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees. Learn More.