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Michael Pacheco Employer Support Specialist 1 Minuteman Way
Concord NH 03301

Mary Lou Paquette Program Support Technician 1 Minuteman Way
Concord NH 03301

John Willbarger Employment Coordinator 1 Minuteman Way
Concord NH 03301

New Hampshire

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 Unifrom 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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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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May 18, 2015Greater Concord businesses honored by ESGR at chamber event

Mike Tarantino, vice president of operations for Vacation; Lt. Col. Tom Spencer, New Hampshire Assistant  Adjutant General-Army; and Jessica Bond, program manager of Therapeutic Family Connections Program Ascentria Care Alliance.

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May 08, 2015Outstanding Employers Recognized by the Department of Defense at New Hampshire 2015 ESGR Annual Training and Awards Ceremony

MANCHESTER, N.H. The New Hampshire committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognized the outstanding support of employers from across the state at the 2015 Annual Training and Awards Meeting held May 9 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, St. Anselm College in Manchester. Each year, New Hampshire National Guard members and Reservists or their family members nominate supportive employers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in standing behind our citizen soldiers while they are deployed on foreign soil or away for extended military service domestically.

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