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North Dakota

ESGR, a Department of Defense office, is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. We will develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.

ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). ESGR does not have statutory authority to enforce, but serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. ESGR’s trained ombudsmen provide mediation of issues relating to compliance with USERRA.

Contact Information

Janette Fetch Volunteer Support Technician 430 Fraine Barracks Road, Building #30 PO BOX 5511
Bismarck ND 58506-5511
701-333-2057
janette.k.fetch.ctr@mail.mil

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July 28, 2021Williston Police Department officers honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

WILLISTON, N.D. – David Peterson, Williston Police Chief and Steven Gutknecht, Detective Division, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award for the extraordinary support they provide employee Williston Police Department Detective, Spc. Momcilo Babic.  

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July 26, 2021ESGR Announces 2021 James M. Roche Spirit of Volunteerism Award Recipients

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the James M. Roche Spirit of Volunteerism Award. The recipients are ESGR volunteers nominated by their respective ESGR State Committee Chairs for their exceptional contributions to ESGR’s mission over a sustained period of time.

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July 20, 2021DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF THE 2021 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE EMPLOYER SUPPORT FREEDOM AWARD

Fifteen Exceptional Employers Recognized for Top Honor

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense is pleased to announce the 15 recipients of the 2021 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest U.S. government honor to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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