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Idaho

Committee Leadership

Ms. Karla Draper State Chair
Vacant State Vice Chair
Vacant Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Steve Eisele Military Outreach Director
Ms. Jamie Page Public Affairs Director
Vacant Training Director
Ms. Lisa Tornabene Ombudsman Director
Vacant Awards Director
Ms. Linda Eisele Bosslift Coordinator
Ms. Cassandra Rzepa Area 1 Chair
Ms. Keesha West Area 2 Chair
Vacant Area 3 Chair
Mr. Gary Thomas Area 4 Chair
Ms. Cindy Reese Area 5 Chair

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.

Contact Information

Shelly Bates Volunteer Support Technician Contractor 4250 Cessna St Bldg. 270
Boise ID 83705
208-272-3346
shelly.l.bates.ctr@army.mil

News

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July 12, 2024ESGR Announces 2024 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award Recipients

Fifteen Exceptional Employers Recognized for Top Honor

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense is pleased to announce the 15 recipients of the 2024 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award--the highest U.S. government honor to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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May 29, 2024Secretary of Defense appoints John F. Sampa as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve National Chair

ARLINGTON, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has appointed retired Command Sgt. Maj. John F. Sampa, as the National Chair for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. ESGR’s National Chair is an official Department of Defense volunteer position.

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May 27, 2024In Memoriam Pennsylvania ESGR State Chair Emeritus George Duell

HORSHAM, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, honors the memory of George H. Duell, Jr. who was the State Chair from 2001–2007

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