As employers of military guard and reserve you may face challenges that our partnership is uniquely qualified to answer and assist at no charge.
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Click the button below for the section describing a few of the activities sponsored by your guard and reservist employees:
Click the button below to see who's helping find guard and reserve members, and their families, jobs with Military Employers. This section contains free resources for the Military Employer and the Military Employee:
Click the button below to learn more about the Department of Defense ESGR "Statement of Support" program and register to sign a Statement of Support for our guard, reserve, and veterans.
Nothing gets done in a vacuum. In this podcast from Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (a Dept. of Defense program), retired Army Gen. Jim Combs and National Guard veteran Patrick Kuykendall discuss how collaboration between organizations benefits employers, ESGR and our Citizen Soldiers.
Employers are required to provide to persons entitled to the rights and benefits under USERRA, a notice of the rights, benefits and obligations of such persons and such employers under USERRA. Employers may provide the notice, "Your Rights Under USERRA," by posting it where employee notices are customarily placed. However, employers are free to provide the notice to employees in other ways that will minimize costs while ensuring that the full text of the notice is provided (e.g., by handing or mailing out the notice, or distributing the notice via electronic mail).
Have questions? A certified Department Of Labor ombudsman will discuss the USERRA labor law with you and help you get answers. Legal advice is not offered from this conversation.
The guard and military reserve comprise almost half of the U.S. military. We can illustrate the benefits having members of the guard and reserve bring to your organization.
Retaining your Guard, Reserve, and Veteran Employees in a challenging job market.
The non-profit, government organizations, and private industry our volunteers represent have developed and shared best practices that can help employers provide a supportive environment for their citizen warriors.
Does an employer have options when dealing with an employee's multiple deployments?
The Dept. of Defense Reserve Component Command recognizes the strain put on organizations when their military employee has to deploy. We will explore how to work with the resources available that can assist your organization with employee deployments.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program celebrating 50 years serving employees and employers of the military guard and reserve, has created a Resource Guide (click link to download) for our employer partners. Here's a list of the chapter names and their pages.
Why ESGR? (2)
ESGR Ombudsman Services (13)
Tips for Employers (14)
Above and Beyond the USERRA Requirements (15)
Family and Employer Programs and Policy and Other Resources (16)
Top 10 Reasons to Hire Guard and Reserve Member (17)
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Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (a Dept. of Defense program) and the Department of Labor have put a two-page "Employer Requests Fact Sheet" (click link to download) fact sheet together for you, based on other Guard and Reserve employers inquiries. We think it will answer some questions and lead to others. We are here to get the answers.
& Engagement of Military Veterans publication by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation (click to download).
Over the past decade there has been significant interest among employers in hiring military and veteran job
seekers. Simultaneously, the number of transitioning military and veteran job seekers has increased.
Veterans are highly educated and often have transferable certifications and licenses, as well as “soft skills” that employers value.
Military Leave of Absence Guide and Sample
We understand this is a difficult area for many organizations Human Resources and Legal departments.
In 2009, the Federal government established under section 5538, Federal agencies must provide a payment—hereafter referred to as a “reservist differential”—equal to the amount by which an employee’s projected civilian “basic pay” for a covered pay period exceeds the employee’s actual military “pay and allowances” allocable to that pay period. . For a complete summary of the law, please click here.
The link above titled "Military Leave of Absence Guide and Sample," provides a document with guidelines for creating or updating your Military Leave policy. It has information from the Veteran's Administration and a sample policy from a Fortune 100 corporation. Whether or not you can go above the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act requirements, this offers you to get you where you want to be. Of course, our volunteers can help you craft the military leave policy that works for you.
Commit to hiring qualified veterans. It's the smart choice.
A quick internet search shows articles from many recognized business leaders who endorse hiring veterans as a good business practice. Why?
Veterans bring the following attributes and characteristics to the workplace:
* Proven leadership and leadership readiness
* Mission-focused approach to work
* Experience working in diverse teams and organizations
* Adaptable and immediate contributors
* Strong work ethics
* Strong performance under pressure
* Creative problem-solving
The Department of Labor is committed to keeping our veterans employed with your help. For more information, click here.
We collect information about laws and government programs created to reimburse you for hiring and continuing the careers of local and national guard, military reserve, and veterans. This is summarized in our "Tax Incentives for hiring Veterans." and this also relates to Guard and Reserve members who are Veterans (determining Veteran Status). The links in this section will help you navigate and understand the reimbursements your organization is due for doing the right thing and supporting our national defense. This section is continually updates per changes in California and National law affecting employers of civilian warriors.
We are carefully following any congressional or other government activity that may benefit organizations that employ or support guard and reserve members, their families, and other veterans. Of note is the “Reserve Employers Comprehensive Relief and Uniform Incentives on Taxes Act of 2021” or as the “RECRUIT Act of 2021” was introduced in the House of Representatives in March of 2021. The link to this bill, H.R. 1854, is here.
If you have an essential employee who is a military reservist called to active duty, SBA provides loans to help eligible small businesses with operating expenses.
You can use proceeds for ordinary and necessary operating expenses
You may not use proceeds:
Let's discuss the importance of employment law, and why knowing and applying all legislation is key to workforce planning and employment.
We all prefer to have discussion is in person, but it can be done virtually as well. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time and location with one of our experienced volunteers.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), Labor.
VETS published a proposed rule implementing the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act or Act). The HIRE Vets Act requires the Department of Labor (DOL or Department) to establish by rule a HIRE Vets Medallion Program (Medallion Program) and annually solicit and accept voluntary information from employers for consideration of employers to receive a HIRE Vets Medallion Award (the award). Under the Program, VETS will review applications and notify recipients of their awards, and announce their names at a time that coincides with Veterans Day. This final rule sets out the criteria for the different categories and levels of HIRE Vets Medallion Awards, the award application process, and the award fees. VETS invited written comments on the proposed rule, and any specific issues related to the proposal, from members of the public.
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued a memorandum in August 2021 directing mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for service members, a Pentagon official said today. John F. Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, said only Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines will be mandatory. Please review this LINK and discuss with your Military Employee.
As changes due to coronavirus disease 2019 continue, reservists and members of the National Guard may wonder about impacts.
The questions and answers in the provided link (from Military One Source) address ways that sheltering-in-place orders, self-monitoring and other changes may affect your guard and reserve employee's training, duty, pay and benefits. Please engage with your military employee and assure they know of these resources.
EXAMPLE: We encourage you to discuss this with your military employee: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 extended the period for collecting deferred 2020 Social Security taxes. The collection will now span from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021. This spreads the repayment across 12 months of pay instead of four (Jan. 1-April 30, 2021), as previously ruled.
Please review the information at this LINK with your military employees.
New Coverage for Certain State Active Duty under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights. On January 5, 2021, Section 4303 of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) was amended to extend employment and reemployment rights to members of the National Guard performing certain types of duty under state authority. Read the Department of Labor Summary Here.
Through your guard and reservist nomination, an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) (a Dept. of Defense program) and military guard and reserve bosslift can be employers are transported, via military vehicle, aircraft or vessel, on or to military facilities where they observe Guard and Reserve members on duty. The attending boss will often be presented with a Department of Defense award based on their guard and reservist's nomination. To see your Bosslift's photo album and participant video interviews click here.
Through your military guard and reserve employee nomination, an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)(a Dept. of Defense program) "Briefing with the Boss" brings together employers, unit commanders, ESGR volunteers, and community leaders to discuss issues related to service in the Guard and Reserve. This is often done in a breakfast or lunch seating, and the attending boss will often be presented with a Department of Defense award based on their guard and reservist's nomination.
Through your reservist nomination, the annual Navy Employer Recognition Event (NERE) recognizes civilian employers who provide outstanding support to Reserve Sailors in their organizations. It is an all-day event including tours of Navy ships, aircraft and facilities. The attending employer will often be presented with a Department of Defense award based on their guard and reservist's nomination. This event is sponsored by the U.S. Navy Reserve in coordination with ESGR, and is based in San Diego, California every other year. For the 2021 NERE Photo and Video album, click here.
We value your service to our country as much as we value our employees’ contributions to our company.
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Chevron is committed to being the employer of choice for qualified U.S. military veterans. We recognize your commitment to teamwork and safety.
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Walt Disney Company (2015)
Heroes Work Here reflects the long history of respect and appreciation Disney has for the U.S. Armed Services.
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Los Angeles Fire Department (2014)
The Los Angeles Fire Department offers an exceptional career opportunity for men and women serving in the military reserves or transitioning out of the military, with excellent salaries and benefits .
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Safeway (Albertsons Companies) (2013)
Bring your whole self to work!
Your journey begins here!
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Wells Fargo (2011)
Our dedicated military recruitment team will help you explore the many ways your military experience can be put to work here at Wells Fargo.
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Orange County Sheriffs Department (2011)
The Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) actively recruits and welcomes military veterans, spouses of veterans and personnel currently serving in the armed forces
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Northrop Grumman (2004)
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring veterans, their families, and those with military experience. With approximately a quarter of our team self-identifying as veterans or active reservists, we are driven to keep our nation and allies safe.
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Work for Warriors (WFW) is a FREE job placement program in California. We assist all Service Members, Veterans, their families, natural disaster survivors, and Youth Academy graduates. With an ever-growing list of active business partnerships throughout California, we are able to offer our candidates a wide variety of careers, ranging in experience and backgrounds. Our Veteran Staffing Consultants will guide you through the hiring process. Whether you're unemployed, underemployed, or in need of a change, we want to help you find the career you've been searching for!
The California's Military Employer's Partnership "Employment, Health, and Wellness" link gives members of the National and State Guard, military reserve, and veterans an opportunity to find services they can access on their own. And the military employer can advertise employment opportunities (as always, for free). If you have a position or service you wish to to post please contact us at email@example.com to work with our team and create a job posting or advertise services you offer to our servicemembers and veterans in need.
Veterans transitioning out of the service or looking for your path, click here.
OPERATION REBOOT Is an Industry-Driven, Community-Lead initiative to “Reboot the lives & careers of transitioning service members and veterans and promote a Strong Workforce.” By focusing on and resolving the key reintegration issues of veterans and the challenges employers face trying to hire them, OPERATION REBOOT helps orchestrates a predictable talent pipeline from military service to employment in priority sectors through a coordinated training effort with multiple partners.
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The Employment Development Department (EDD) is proud to provide priority services to all veterans, and to help you and your eligible spouse to maximize your employment and training opportunities. Veterans are entitled to many resources designed to help you find employment.
Our representatives, located in many local EDD offices, specialize in helping you return to work and offers the following services:
For Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) resources click here.
Explore what VA offers to make hiring or rehiring a Veteran with a service-connected disability that much easier.
CareerOneStop offers resources for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses.
Did you know that American Job Centers have a mandate to connect veterans to job openings? (Links in italics below.)
Visit CareerOneStop’s Veteran and Military Transition Center to learn more about accessing employment-related services for veterans. You'll also find resources to help you:
Match your military skills and experiences to civilian careers
Search for jobs in your local area or across the United States
Learn about and access other benefits for veterans
Are you the spouse of a service member?
Find employment, education, and relocation resources just for military spouses.
Find expert resume tips, key skills and action verbs to highlight. Plus, military to civilian resume examples for various experience levels.
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The Statement of Support Program is the cornerstone of the Department of Defense program Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s effort to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve. Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the Nation’s Guard and Reserve units.
Since its inception, hundreds of thousands of employers have signed Statements of Support, pledging their support to Guard and Reserve employees.
Employers signing a statement of support pledge that:
Clicking "Yes, I pledge my support to the National Guard and Reserve Members" takes you to the Statement of Support registration form on ESGR.MIL. Fill in the form and submit it, and an ESGR Volunteer will contact you about signing a personalized Statement of Support at your business location. The certificate is for you to display in your organizations offices!
The image on the right is an example of the "Statement of Support." The image is linked to the ESGR Statement of Support activity map. Click it to see other organizations who have signed their support.
Nothing gets done in a vacuum. In the latest podcast from Arizona ESGR, retired Army Gen. Jim Combs and National Guard veteran Patrick Kuykendall discuss how collaboration between organizations benefits employers, ESGR and our Citizen Soldiers.
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