GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced that Brian Leslie, president of Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) received the ESGR Seven Seals Award. This award is in recognition of the extraordinary support of Company employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
“The ESGR Seven Seals Award was created to publicly recognize U.S. employers providing exceptional patriotic support and cooperation to their employees who have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said ESGR State Vice-Chair Tim Lambert. “Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units. By valuing the military service of their Guard and Reserve employees, employers are directly supporting the readiness and retention of our All-Volunteer Force, and our national defense.”
CPPI joins thousands of American employers who have reviewed and amended their current human resources policies to ensure compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Many employers provide support far beyond what USERRA requires, including pay differential to offset the loss of wages, and extension of health care benefits to complement coverage provided by the military when their employees mobilized.
ESGR is a Department of Defense program that for 50 years has engaged, recognized, and educated employers and we are truly grateful for their support. ESGR works to develop and promote supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. ESGR also aids in resolving conflicts between Service members and their employers.
For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call 1-800-336-4590 or visit www.esgr.mil/FL.
Pictured left to right: Brian Leslie, President, Charles Perry Partners, Inc; Tim Lambert, Vice-Chair, Florida ESGR.