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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

Karen Mojica Volunteer Support Technician 1620 E. Saginaw St
Lansing MI 48912


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December 18, 2021Quality Air Heating & Cooling of Grand Rapids Signs SOS

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Congratulations to Quality Air Heating & Cooling for signing the ESGR Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve. The signing took place Dec. 7, the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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December 18, 2021Magna Mirrors supervisor receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

ALTO, Mich. – Congratulations to Andy Bowen, Controls Lead at Magna Mirrors for receiving the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. Bowen was nominated by Sgt. Casey Syrek who has been employed with Magna Mirrors for two years and served with the Michigan Army National Guard for fifteen years.

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December 18, 2021Dow Chemical receives Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Pro Patria Award

MIDLAND, Mich. – Congratulations to Dow Chemical for receiving the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Pro Patria award Dec. 14 for their extraordinary support of the Michigan Guard and Reserve.

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