SPOKANE, Wash. – Amy Mercer, case worker supervisor at Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) was presented with a Patriot Award by Jim Wynne, employer outreach coordinator for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for the extraordinary support she provides her employee serving in the Navy Reserve.
Mercer was nominated by Navy Reserve Chief Petty Officer Becky Bond, a Title XIX case manager and the lead care consultant for the Veterans Directed Home Services program. “Amy Mercer has always been supportive of my Reserve duties,” said Bond. “She has allowed me, without scrutiny or question, to fulfill my Reserve duties as they needed to occur. This can be spontaneous and often at times. Upon my being tagged for deployment, Amy became an outstanding advocate to ensure that I was taken care of by ALTCEW.”
“The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees who have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Wynne. “Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”
“Amy has offered support in every way and has always shown respect for my service,” said Bond. “I am grateful and appreciative to have such a wonderful supervisor and employer. ALTCEW have been gracious and unwavering in their support of my military service.”
ESGR is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. ESGR also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between Service members and their employers.
For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit www.ESGR.mil/WA.
Pictured: Amy Mercer (right), case worker supervisor at Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) was presented with a Patriot Award by Jim Wynne (left), employer outreach coordinator for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for the extraordinary support she provides her employee serving in the Navy Reserve.