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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.

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William Nelson Volunteer Support Technician 2000 N. 33d Street,
Lincoln NE 68508

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January 15, 2021ESGR Concludes Successful Secretary of Defense Freedom Award Nomination

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces a successful 2021 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nomination season. ESGR received 3,382 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout the 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and District of Columbia. 

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December 09, 2020Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve seeks nominations for Nebraska ESGR State Chair

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve announces the launch of their formal search for the next Nebraska ESGR State Chair.

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November 13, 2020Black Hills Energy signs Statement of Support in virtual ceremony

LINCOLN, Neb. – Black Hills Energy vice president of Nebraska Gas Operations, Kevin Jarosz, signed a Department of Defense Statement of Support during a virtual presentation attended by Nebraska Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac and ESGR volunteer Bruce Wood.

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