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SIPMA Release

SIPMA Release

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Illinois Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
NEWS RELEASE
DATE:
April 11, 2011
PHONE:
(217) 761-3642
CONTACT:
LTC Tim Franklin
E-mail:
tim.franklin@us.army.mil
 
SIPMA SIGNS STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR THE GUARD AND RESERVE
Signing recognizes importance of Guard, Reserve service to nation’s defense
CARTERVILLE, Ill.
– Megan Jones, president of the Southern Illinois PersonnelManagement Association, signed a Statement of Support for the National Guard and ReserveApril 8 at its 2011 Human Resource Conference held on the campus of John A. Logan College.“On behalf of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, the honorableDennis McCarthy, Illinois Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the men and womenof the National Guard and Reserve, I would like to thank SIPMA president Jones for signing thisESGR Statement of Support.” said Illinois ESGR member, Bennett Krause. “By signing aStatement of Support, SIPMA is publicly acknowledging the continued importance of service inthe National Guard and Reserve to the defense of our nation here at home and around the world.”In signing an ESGR Statement of Support SIPMA joins with thousands of otheremployers and organizations across the country in pledging:
 
To fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).
 
To ensure managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively managethose employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.- MORE -
 
 
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To recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, incrises and in war.“The continuing support of employers is critical to maintaining the strength and readinessof the National Guard and Reserve,” said Krause. “Our Guardsmen and Reservists would not beable to continue to serve in uniform, if not for the support of employers and organizations likeSIPMA.”Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense agency. Itsmission is to gain and maintain the support of employers for service in the Reserve Componentsby increasing awareness of the law, recognizing outstanding support and helping to resolveconflicts through informal mediation. Thousands of ESGR volunteers nationwide provide freeeducation, consultation and, if needed, neutral mediation for employers of Guardsmen andReservists.After signing the SOS, Jones issued a challenge to those attending the conference to alsosign one. Approximately 40 other SIPMA members took up the challenge and signed a SOS. Inrecognition of its support of the mission and goals of ESGR, Krause also presented SIPMA withthe ESGR Seven Seals Award.The Southern Illinois Personnel Management Association is provides human resourceprofessionals the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills through interaction withcolleagues and education from professionals working in human resource-related fields.For more information about the Statement of Support program or ESGR please contactLt. Col. Tim Franklin (see contact information above)
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 PHOTO CAPTION: Megan Jones (right), president of the Southern Illinois PersonnelManagement Association and Bennett Krause, Illinois Employer Support of the Guard andReserve committee member, hold the ESGR Statement of Support Jones signed during theSIPMA annual conference April 8 at John A. Logan College, Carterville, Ill.

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