Vermont

Committee Leadership

Ms. Jean O'Sullivan State Chair
Mr. Shawn Bryan Chair Emeritus
Mr. Jerry Manock
Vice Chair
VACANT Public Affairs Director
Mr. John desGroseilliers Ombudsman Director
Mr. William Sullivan Training Director
VACANT Employer Outreach Director

 

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.

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November 30, 20182019 FREEDOM AWARD NOMINATION SEASON CLOSES SOON
WASHINGTON – It’s time to break the internet with accolades and kudos for the most supportive employer out there!  Only thirty-one days remain to nominate your employer for the 2019 Freedom Award! Learn More.
October 02, 2018FREEDOM AWARD NOMINATION SEASON NOW OPEN
WASHINGTON – Do you have a story to tell about how exceptional your employer’s support is to Guard and Reserve service members?  If your employer goes above and beyond in their support for Guardsmen or Reservists, nominate them for the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award! Learn More.
September 12, 2018Barre City Mayor affirms support for Guard and Reserve

BARRE, Vt. – Vermont ESGR volunteer Joyce LeBlanc of Barre presented the Barre City Mayor, Lucas Herring, a Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Statement of Support.

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