Employer Support of the Guard and Reservehttp://www.esgr.mil
We will gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the law, and resolving conflict through mediation. The South Dakota Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (SD-ESGR) has approximately 40 volunteers in South Dakota and 4,500 volunteers nationally. Volunteers come from all walks of life. With help and resources from the National ESGR Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, SD-ESGR conducts employer support programs, including informational briefings, mediation and recognition of employers whose policies support or encourage participation in the National Guard and Reserve. By explaining the missions of the National Guard and Reserve and by increasing public awareness of the role of the employer, SD-ESGR works to develop a dialogue among SD employers and SD National Guard and Reserve unit commanders and service members.