Governor declares August 22-26 Vermont Employer Support Week for the Guard and Reserve
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott signed a proclamation declaring the week of August 22-26, 2022 as Vermont Employer Support Week for the Guard and Reserve. The proclamation mirrors one signed at the national level where the President declared the same period as the National Guard and Reserve Employer Support Week.
ESGR Week acknowledges and thanks the multitude of civilian employers who, through their support of their dual-career employees, enable these citizen service members to continue to serve in uniform without fear of losing their jobs.
The National Guard and Reserve (“Reserve Component”) forces make up nearly half of the total force and are essential to the national security of the United States. Reserve component forces stand ready to answer the call to serve, whether alongside their active duty counterparts, or in response to humanitarian crises at home or abroad.
Employer support is stronger than ever, now more than 50 years after President Nixon authorized the Secretary of Defense to create the National Committee for Guard and Reserve Employer Support. Our nation remains indebted to our citizens, men and women, leaving the comforts of their homes to ensure that our freedoms remain intact.
Each year, America pays special tribute to the commitment of dedicated and supportive employers who continue to make service in the Reserve Element possible. These employers also sacrifice themselves when supporting their employees through absences of up to a year at a time. They too serve, even if they are not in uniform.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense agency established in 1972 that seeks to promote a culture in which all U.S. employers support and value the military service of their employees. We recognize outstanding support, increase awareness of the law, and resolve disputes through informal mediation. For more information, visit www.esgr.mil.
Montpelier, Vermont. ESGR