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Tech colleges pledge support for Guard/Reserves

May 24, 2007

Atlanta -- In a press release issued today, the Georgia Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve announced that 34 presidents of the Technical College System of Georgia have signed a statement of support for the Georgia National Guard and Reserve. 

The document is called a "5-Star"Statement, and in it, the state technical colleges agree to the following:

  • Support their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve;
  • Have human resources policies that ensure compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act Law (USERRA);
  • Promote training for managers and supervisors to effectively manage employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve;
  • Adopted polices and programs that are "above and beyond" what is required by the USERRA Law;
  • Advocate for employee service in the National Guard and Reserve and will help to promote the mission of ESGR.

 

"The Albany Technical College family is pleased to do our small part to support those who serve for our freedom," said Dr. Anthony Parker, President of Albany Technical College said in the release. "Members of the guard and reserve stand ready to make the greatest sacrifice for our safety and security.  It is no inconvenience for us to secure their employment."

There are 1.2 million members of the National Guard and reserves, and they have been relied on more than ever to serve on active duty as the war in Iraq continues.