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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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September 14, 2020WSDOT supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support
SPOKANE, Wash. – Over the past decade, those serving in the Reserve Components have not only been increasingly relied on to meet ongoing operational requirements abroad, but also ongoing operational requirements domestically such as the efforts as combating the pandemic crisis. Learn More.
August 31, 2020DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE EMPLOYER SUPPORT FREEDOM AWARD

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense is pleased to announce the 15 recipients of the 2020 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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August 27, 2020DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE EMPLOYER SUPPORT FREEDOM AWARD

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense is pleased to announce the 15 recipients of the 2020 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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