Contact Information

Walcott, Verna Employment Transition Coordinator JFHQ 4031 La Grande Princesse, Lot 1B
Christiansted VI 00820-4353
340-277-0231
verna.l.walcott.ctr@mail.mil

US Virgin Islands

Committee Leadership

Mr. Beresford Edwards State Chair
Mr. Stanley Jones Vice Chair
Mrs. Sandra Benjamin Area Chair - St. Thomas
Ms. Hollis McIntosh
Area Chair - St. Croix
Ms. Zandra Petersen Ombudsman Director
Ms. Lorelie Clarke Training Director
Mr. Paul Radix Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Kenny Walcott Military Outreach Director
Mrs. Shereen A. Grouby Public Affairs Director

 

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

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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.
April 01, 2014The Hilton Worldwide Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel, signs a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve

New Orleans, La. – Larry Jones, Area Chair, Louisiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced that Hilton Worldwide Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve April 1. The signing ceremony occurred at the historic Hilton Worldwide Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel followed by a career fair for Veterans at the hotel. All of this is part of the Hilton Worldwide chain having previously pledged to hire 10,000 Guardsmen, Reservists, Veterans, and Spouses. In addition to the Statement of Support, Tod Chambers, general manager at the Roosevelt Hotel also received the “My Boss is a Patriot” pin, and the thanks of the Committee for the continued support of the Guard and Reserve.

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