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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, announced that the North-Central area volunteers attended the Pennsylvania Society of Human Resource Manages (PA-SHRM) annual meeting at the Penn State Hotel and Conference Center. In attendance were Human Resource personnel representing approximately 200 companies.

This year marks the seventh time that ESGR has been invited to participate in the annual fall PA-SHRM conference. PA ESGR’s participation was as an exhibitor and the North-Central Area team appreciates the opportunity to present ESGR’s missions, support of our nation’s reserve forces, and support provided to employers. Conference participants were also given an opportunity to sign Statements of Support.

Participating in the two-day conference were Area Chairs Terry Curran and William Burkhard. In addition to providing literature, ESGR team members answered conference attendee questions. The attendees represented large and small companies plus non-profit organizations from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

ESGR, a Department of Defense office, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DoD. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.

For more information about ESGR Outreach Programs, or ESGR volunteer opportunities, please call 1-800-336-4590 or visit

PHOTO: Curran (right) discussed ESGR’s mission and support of servicemembers and employers with conference attendees.

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