ESGR understands the unique talents and skill set Guard and Reserve Service members can bring to the civilian workforce. To make this arrangement work, both parties must be aware of their rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). ESGR is here to help! With an ESGR committee in each state, territory and the District of Columbia, there is an ESGR representative able to help you forge a stronger bond with your military employees through a greater understanding of their military service.
ESGR offers employer programs such as Bosslifts, employer briefings and job fairs in your local area. These programs provide insight into the duties performed by your employees in the Guard or Reserve while on duty. Visit the events page to see if there is something near you.
There are ways to say “thanks for your military service,” and ways to say “thanks for your support.” ESGR offers a Statement of Support program where employers can sign a pledge to support the military service of their employees. Simultaneously, ESGR offers a progressive awards program so you can nominate a supportive supervisor or employer for support that goes above and beyond what is required by the law.
Our hope is that by creating a culture in which all American employers value the military service of their employees, we will limit any issues between employers and service members. ESGR is able to answer any questions you may have regarding your rights and responsibilities in the employment of Guard or Reserve Service members.