Nevada

Committee Leadership

Mr. Steve Seroka State Committee Chair Vacant North Area Chair
Vacant Vice Chair Mr. Curt Prokasky Ombudsman Director
Mr. Rex Miller Southern Area Chair Ms. Barbara Stanton Northeastern Area Chair
Mr. Karl Walquist Public Affairs Director Mr. Charles Blake Ombudsman Case Coordinator
Mr. Dave Austin Employer Outreach Director Mr. Jason Semerakis Employer Outreach Coordinator
Ms. Annie Emprima Employer Outreach Coordinator

  

Welcome to Nevada Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (NV ESGR) and thank you for visiting our webpage!  NV ESGR is comprised of over 50 dedicated and trained volunteers and one full-time staff working throughout the Battle Born State to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve.  Our committee’s motto is “Whatever it takes!”  And we apply this as we strive to develop and maintain relationships with Nevada employers and service members through programs such as Military Outreach, Employer Outreach, Mediation, and Employment programs.  

Through our Military Outreach programs we educate individual service members and all levels of military commands about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), and the rights and responsibilities they derive from the law. 

Through our Employer Outreach programs we provide awards requested by the service member employee for their supervisors who go above and beyond the legal requirements of USERRA to offer their employees the support they need.  Appreciation for civilian employers is promoted among the Guard and Reserve with nominations for special Department of Defense awards.  We also provide knowledge and understanding of USERRA to employers and human resource organizations at no cost. 

Through our Ombudsman program we bridge the gap in understanding between the employee, employer, and USERRA so all parties can make the correct decisions in accordance with the law.  We also partner with Hero 2 Hired (H2H) to aid Guard and Reservists in obtaining career employment opportunities.

We welcome you to explore our website and invite you to contact us.  Our volunteers come from all walks of life; the committee is continually growing, and we invite all Nevadans to join us as volunteers as we assist our National Guard and Reserves and our great Nevada employers.

 The ESGR motto says it all, "WE ALL SERVE!"

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August 23, 2019DOD Honors Employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

WASHINGTON – Fifteen private-sector and municipal employers received the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award at a Pentagon ceremony for providing exceptional support to their employees who serve in the National Guard or Reserves.

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June 17, 2019Department of Defense Announces 2019 Recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced the 15 recipients of the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest U.S. government honor to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees. Learn More.
March 12, 2019Department of Defense Announces 30 Finalists for the 2019 Employer Support Freedom Award
WASHINGTON ­– Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists represent large and small employers, as well as public sector organizations. ESGR received 2,415 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.  Learn More.

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