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.
In Kentucky, ESGR volunteers serve across the Commonwealth as area directors, ombudsmen, trainers, and members who visit with civic groups to tell the ESGR story. Other volunteers visit reserve and Guard installations and units to share USERRA information and tell them about the Kentucky Committee’s jobs efforts. Still others may be found handing out ESGR awards to businesses, assisting at job fairs and doing a myriad of the “little things” that make our committee successful.
The Kentucky ESGR Committee is especially proud to have had two businesses from our state named Freedom Award recipients in 2013!
The committee posts ESGR information and, of great importance to the vast majority of visitors to this site, job openings for reservists and Guard personnel on its Facebook site. See link on the left side of this page.
If you are interested in serving as a volunteer in Kentucky, please contact any of the three fulltime staff at the numbers listed on the left hand side of this web page.
KY Areas of ESGR
Volunteer Support Technician
124 Minuteman Pkwy
Frankfort KY 40601
Kentucky ESGR on Facebook
KY Labor Management Information
KY Department of Veterans Affairs
KY Career Center
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Department of Defense (DoD) is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the National Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The National Chair is appointed by the Secretary of Defense as an unpaid statutory volunteer.
NEW CASTLE, Del. – Delaware Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Chair, Hugh T. Broomall, was inducted into the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame at a formal ceremony presided over by LeSans Alexander, the Aviation’s Hall of Fame vice president Nov. 10.
HORSHAM, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, announced that State Chair Emeritus Wesley (Wes) Craig was inducted into the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) Hall of Fame in October.