Posted by: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) | January 24, 2010

Employer Support Guard and Reserve Resources for HR

By Patrick R. Kuykendall
California Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

California Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) was proud to be an active sponsor at this year’s PIHRA Legal Update January 12-14 at each of the three 1-day seminars.  During each of the three days, with the support of our partners at the Department of Labor and the US Armed Forces Employer Partnership Initiative Program, ESGR interfaced with approximately 50 Employers directly and was able to provide an overview of the various support our agencies provide, to over 1000 members in attendance.

This link between members of the Guard and Reserve and their civilian employers led to the creation of ESGR. ESGR is a Department of Defense agency that seeks to develop and promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service. Through a national and local organizational structure, ESGR provides the following services to assist civilian employers with the employment of Guard and Reserve service-members via:

  • Recognition: We applaud employers who practice personnel policies that support employee participation in the National Guard and Reserve.
  • Information: We inform and educate service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
  • Mediation: Our trained Ombudsmen provide information, consultation and mediation concerning USERRA compliance.

As the 1.2 million members of the National Guard and Reserve continue to perform an increasing number of unique missions that require extraordinary actions on the part of everyday citizens, ESGR will continue to be the informational agency for the employers of America’s Citizen Warriors. For more information about ESGR Employer Outreach Programs and volunteer opportunities, please call 800-336-4590 or visit the ESGR website at


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