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1 1 ESGR and USERRA What To Do Before, During, and After Your Mobilization Version – September 2013 Developed by: California Committee Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

2 Employer Support of The Guard and Reserves 2 Develop and Promote a Culture in which all American Employers Support and Value the Military Service of their Employees with ESGR as the principal advocate within DoD.

3 USERRA LAW Know your rights The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of (USERRA) USERRA applies to all members of the uniformed services in a federally funded duty status Prompt reinstatement back into your job Accumulation of seniority as if you never left Immediate reinstatement of health insurance Training and retraining of job skills 3

4 Your Responsibilities: Pre-Mobilization Notify your employer To ensure your job is protected, you must provide your employer with prior notice of deployment Notice may be verbal or in writing, though written notice is preferred 4

5 Your Responsibilities: During Mobilization Talk to your employer Provide your employer with your new contact information as soon as possible To ensure your job is protected, tell your employer when you will be returning 5

6 Your Responsibilities: De-Mobilization Going Back to Your Civilian Job You were separated from service under honorable conditions Tell your employer when you will be returning to your job (see next slide for timetable) Report back to work in a timely manner (DONT report back to work 2 or 3 weeks after orders expired!) 6

7 Transitioning What the Law says: Service TimeRequirement 1-30 Days Must Report Next Work Day DaysMust Apply Within 14 Days 181+ DaysMust Apply Within 90 Days Important! Dont wait until the last minute to tell your employer that you are back! Its the Law! Questions? CALL ESGR

8 Resolving Employment Related Issues 1.Inform Chain-of-Command 2.Contact ESGR: , 3.Contact Department Of Labor: USA-DOL, 4.Arrange for Private Counsel (personal cost) 8

9 Service Members Education Rights The Department Of Education adopted USERRA like protections under readmission requirements for service members performing military service for post secondary and higher educational institutions. –A five year limit in accordance with USERRA rules title 10 duties that would not count against the five-year limit. –Advance notice and exceptions to advance notice protections are included –Notification and intent to enroll provision, protecting service members if they fail to reapply in a timely manner. Service members would only be subjected to institutions established leave of absence policy and general practices. –Law supersedes any State law or other requirement that reduces, limits, or eliminates any right or benefit provided by this educational provision. –Requires institutions to designate a person or department to handle veterans or service members education issues. –Reasonable accommodations efforts required by post secondary institutions.

10 ESGR and SecDef Statements and Awards

11 We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA). Statement Of Support For The Guard And Reserve

12 Service Member and Spouse May Submit Online Patriot Award Nominations at ESGR.MIL! My Boss Is A Patriot Award Patriot Lapel Pin

13 The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters in the Oval Office with President Barack Obama as part of the department being honored with the Department of Defenses Freedom Award.

14 ESGR Volunteers Civilian, Military, Retired, Patriots….YOU! Become an ESGR VOLUNTEER. WE ALL SERVE! ESGR Volunteers!

15 ESGR National Website

16 Employment Initiative Hero2Hired Program 16

17 EIP Hero2Hired (H2H) Program Components Kiosks Mobile App Job Fairs Web Site Mobile Job Store FacebookVirtual Career FairsMedia Plan

18 Questions?


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