Employment Support

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.


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Civilian Employment Information (CEI)
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.

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