King County recognized for honoring our active duty National Guard and Reserve employees

As an employer, King County understands that those in the armed service bring with them unique skills, ideas and perspectives, We also know that these individuals have an overwhelming sense of service, and we want that here at King County! Therefore, King County is committed to supporting both our National Guard and Reserve employees who serve and their families.

We are pleased to be the recipient of the Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) “Above and Beyond” Award for the comprehensive USERRA benefits we offer. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) is a Federal law that establishes rights and responsibilities for uniformed Service members and their civilian employers.

In addition, a number of King County supervisors have also received ESGR’s “Patriot Award” for the outstanding support they provide to their employee who serves in the Guard or Reserve. Since 2015, 7 supervisors have been honored for their role in valuing and supporting their active duty King County employees.

The ESGR presented King County, the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD), and several County managers with these awards at a recent event. Read more and view pictures of it here.

View our 2018 Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve below, signed by King County Executive Dow Constantine, ESGR National Chair Craig R. McKinley, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Available as a PDF here.

We also proudly display the ESGR Proud Supporter Badge, below, as allowed by the ESGR for companies and organizations providing support of National Guard and Reserve employees.