The Joint National Guard Employment Support Program supports you in your role as citizen-soldier, making sure your employment rights are protected, and helping you find work and grow in your career.
Reward your Employer’s Support
Many civilian employers are very supportive of the National Guard and its mission. They go out of their way to help guardsmen when they’re called to service – sometimes even providing aid to Guard families – and they gladly welcome guardsmen back to work when they return to civilian life.
Job Opportunities in Your Local Community
Find workforce development career center websites and veterans representatives by state and territory.
How to Keep Your Civilian Boss on Your Side
Don't take your employer's support for granted. Keep your boss informed about what you do in the military and when you do it. Let your boss know the vital mission that is supported by your participation in the National Guard or reserve.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
Which employers are covered by USERRA? Read on for answers to the most common questions about employment rights and how to manage your National Guard career without jeopardizing your job.
Serve Your Country as an ESGR Volunteer
Our dedicated volunteers come from all walks of life. We are business executives, civic leaders, and patriotic citizens. Your involvement, with as little as a few hours a month, can improve the employer relations of the brave men and women that place themselves in harm’s way, leave their families and put their careers on hold as they preserve our way of life.
Returning to Work After You Serve
Your experiences in service as a National Guard member may change you in ways you might not recognize until you are back in your workplace environment. With awareness and preparation, you can ease your way back into the workplace.
Get Help Balancing Your Military and Civilian Jobs
National Guard members have plenty of responsibilities to think about. Worrying about civilian job security shouldn’t be one of them. Get vital information on how to handle both your civilian career and National Guard career.
Submit Your Civilian Employer Information
We know that life in the National Guard can get busy. But don’t let that be the reason you don’t submit your Civilian Employer Information to the Department of Defense. Based on the information you submit annually, defense officials will know whom they can call to active duty without putting civilian jobs at risk.
About the National Guard Employment Support Program
The National Guard's Employment Support Program has expanded responsibilities recently to include employment facilitation. Program Support Specialists have been recently trained utilizing the CASY-MSCCN case management system for consideration and implementation in their respective states.
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act provides that an employer must give you time off to perform military service and reemploy you following the service with status, seniority and rate of pay as though you never left.