Contact Information

A. Paul Monteen State Chairman 1894 132ne Lane NW
Minneapolis MN 55448
651-201-7779
paul.monteen@state.mn.us

Jim Mitchell Program Support Technician 8180 Belden Boulevard
Cottage Grove MN 55016
651-282-4487
James.P.Mitchell28.Ctr@mail.mil

Eric Rolstad Administrative Support Technician 15000 Highway 115
Little Falls MN 56345
320-616.3198
eric.t.rolstad.ctr@mail.mil

Jonathan Groeneweg Employer Support Specialist 8180 Belden Blvd.
Cottage Grove MN 55016
651-282-4285
jonathan.p.groeneweg.mil@mail.mil

Laura Mehlhorn Employment Transition Coordinator MNNG - Camp Ripley 15000 Hwy 115 Room 1156
Little Falls MN 56345

Laura.Mehlhorn@iifdata.com

Minnesota

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.

 

News

See All
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.
July 28, 2014Department of Defense Announces General Mills as 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Recipient
WASHINGTON –Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced today that General Mills of Golden Valley, Minnesota, is one of 15 recipients of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the Department’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and Reserve employees. This year’s recipients were selected from 2,864 nominations received from Guardsmen and Reservists for going far beyond what the federal law requires to support their military employees. Learn More.