Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve

Contact Us

Volunteer Support Specialist: (502) 607-6055
KY ESGR on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KYESGR/


ADVOCATE on behalf of you, your family and your employer
RECOGNIZE and help you thank a supportive employer
INFORM you and your employer about USERRA
MEDIATE issues that arise between you and your employer

Ombudsman service contact: 1-800-336-4590 (option #1)

About Us

Kentucky ESGR Website: http://www.esgr.mil/About-ESGR/Contact/Local-State-Pages/kentucky.aspx
Employer Information: https://esgr.mil/Employers/How-ESGR-Can-Help
Employer Awards: https://www.esgr.mil/Service-Members-Family/Nominate-your-Employer
USERRA Assistance Request: https://esgr.mil/USERRA/USERRA-Contact/USERRA-Information-Request/t/0

Mission Statement

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for Service members in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws.  It also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between the Service members and their employers.

End State 

All employers support and value the employment of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States and Territories, thereby increasing the readiness of the Reserve Components.


All employers
All uniformed Service members
Families of affected Service members 


State and Territory governors
Department of Defense
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Labor
Department of Veterans Affairs
Uniformed Services


ESGR volunteers and staff


1.  Gain and maintain support from employers for National Guard and Reserve service
2.  Increase attention/focus on employer outreach and military outreach missions, to support the readiness of the RC.
3.  Improve ESGR brand awareness to inspire customer/stakeholder confidence and trust, and renew the relevancy of ESGR.
4.  Streamline planning processes, increase statewide collaboration/communication, and establish a consistent feedback loop on all ESGR plans and activities.
ESGR maintains a robust volunteer staff of state level directors and area committee chairs. To access this roster, please visit their site.
click to visit ESGR website: https://www.esgr.mil/