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Maryland           PRE-DEPLOYMENT BRIEFING           “Building Relationships Between           Employers and Today’s Milit...
Pre-Deployment Briefing           What you need to do BEFORE and             DURING your deployment or                    ...
MD ESGR CommitteeMission: ESGR is a Department of Defense agency that seeks to promote a         culture in which all Amer...
Pre-DeploymentÐ Notify your employer     o To ensure your job is protected, you must       provide your employer with prio...
During Deploymentt Talk to your employer     l Provide your employer with your new contact       information as soon as po...
During Deploymentt Know your job is protected           You have rights under the Uniformed Services           Employment ...
During Deploymentt Serve Honorably     t To ensure you are eligible for USERRA rights,         you must serve honorably wh...
Support Networkp ESGR – your support network     o A DoD agency established to gain employer       support for the Guard a...
Employer Recognitiont Recognize your Employer     m Do you have an employer who has already been       supportive of you? ...
Post DeploymentH Notify your employer     o When you return - notify your employer of the date       you want to return to...
ESGR Contact Infoo Headquarters ESGR           1-800-336-4590           DSN 426-1386    Maryland ESGR Office      410-234-...
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  1. 1. Maryland PRE-DEPLOYMENT BRIEFING “Building Relationships Between Employers and Today’s Military”03/27/12 www.mdesgr.org 1
  2. 2. Pre-Deployment Briefing What you need to do BEFORE and DURING your deployment or mobilization Developed by: Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve03/27/12 www.mdesgr.org 2
  3. 3. MD ESGR CommitteeMission: ESGR is a Department of Defense agency that seeks to promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees. We recognize outstanding support, increase awareness of the law, and resolve conflicts through mediation.  State Chair – George Doetsch – Owner Apple Ford  Vice Chair – Col (USAF Ret) Ben Jablecki – CPO APG  Employer Outreach  Military Outreach  Ombudsman Services  Employment Initiative 03/27/12 www.mdesgr.org 3
  4. 4. Pre-DeploymentÐ Notify your employer o To ensure your job is protected, you must provide your employer with prior notice l Notice may be verbal or in writing (or email) r Written notice is preferred: letter to your employer with orders attached03/27/12 www.mdesgr.org 4
  5. 5. During Deploymentt Talk to your employer l Provide your employer with your new contact information as soon as possible o Maintain regular contact Tell your employer when you will be returning and your reemployment intentions03/27/12 www.mdesgr.org 5
  6. 6. During Deploymentt Know your job is protected You have rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) e Military leave of absence f Prompt reinstatement m Accumulation of seniority s Protection against discharge s Immediate reinstatement of health insurance a Training and retraining r Protection against discrimination03/27/12 www.mdesgr.org 6
  7. 7. During Deploymentt Serve Honorably t To ensure you are eligible for USERRA rights, you must serve honorably while on active duty o Your period of military service performed must be honorable or under honorable conditions e Dishonorable, bad conduct and other than honorable discharges, dismissal and dropped from the rolls forfeit USERRA protection03/27/12 www.mdesgr.org 7
  8. 8. Support Networkp ESGR – your support network o A DoD agency established to gain employer support for the Guard and Reserve G Comprised of over 3,500 volunteers in all 55 States, U.S. Territories and Europe T Assists service members in recognizing employers and resolving employment related issues03/27/12 www.mdesgr.org 8
  9. 9. Employer Recognitiont Recognize your Employer m Do you have an employer who has already been supportive of you? u Submit an ESGR award nomination form on line at www.esgr.mil w First level award; ‘Patriot Award’, includes a DoD certificate and a lapel pin a Other awards include; Above and Beyond, Pro Patria and Secretary of Defense - Freedom Award03/27/12 www.mdesgr.org 9
  10. 10. Post DeploymentH Notify your employer o When you return - notify your employer of the date you want to return to work r Provide your employer with prior notice l Notice may be verbal or in writing r Written notice is preferred: letter to your employer with orders attached03/27/12 www.mdesgr.org 10
  11. 11. ESGR Contact Infoo Headquarters ESGR 1-800-336-4590 DSN 426-1386 Maryland ESGR Office 410-234-3809 DSN 496-3809f On Line: www.esgr.mil www.mdesgr.org03/27/12 www.mdesgr.org 11
  12. 12. We ALL Serve

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