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.
Kristina L. Donato
Volunteer Support Technician
91-1227 Enterprise Ave Bldg 1784, Room 105-B
Kapolei HI 96707
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WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense honored the recipients of the 2023 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest U.S. government honor to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve, in a formal ceremony at the Pentagon Aug. 30.
EWA BEACH, Hawaii – Chelita Muratsuka, nurse manager at Queen’s Medical Center West Oahu, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award recently for the extraordinary support she provides her employee Lt. Cmdr. Melody Domingo.
EWA BEACH, Hawaii – Anela Pia, principal at Kaimiloa Elementary School, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award recently for the extraordinary support she provides her employee 1st Lt. James Ro. This surprise presentation took place with approximately 60 teachers, staff, and contractors present.