Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
DHS signed a statement of support with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense organization. ESGR was established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserves Component members and their civilian employers as well as assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. The organization stands ready to assist service members in their relationships with their employers in a variety of ways.
For those employees who feel their rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act may have been violated, ESGR will provide informal mediation services in an effort to resolve the issue expeditiously. This service can be accessed by completing an online form on the ESGR website, or by calling 1-800-336-4950. Service members can also recognize the support received by nominating DHS for various levels of awards. Nomination forms can be located on the ESGR website.