Smartronix Recognized by ESGR as Outstanding Maryland Employer

California, Maryland – 13 November 2008 – Smartronix is proud to be among approximately 50 Maryland employers that were recognized by the Employer Support for Guard and Reserve (ESGR) organization for outstanding support of their employees who are in the National Guard and Reserve military services. The recognition luncheon on November 13, 2008, is one of four regional ceremonies sponsored each year by the Maryland Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a volunteer agency of the Department of Defense.

Smartronix VP, Brian Hurley, also signed a Statement of Support at the luncheon. The Statement of Support confirms that the corporation joins other employers nationwide in recognizing and enforcing the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), pledges that its managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage Guard and Reserve employees, and that it will continue to recognize and support the nation’s service members and their families in peace, in crises and in wartime.

"Today, supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units," said ESGR Committee Chair Doetsch. He added that many Maryland employers go "above and beyond" by providing pay differential to offset the loss of wages and extension of health care benefits to complement coverage provided by the military when their employees are mobilized.

The mission of ESGR, which was established in 1972, is to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service through recognition of outstanding support, increased awareness of the law, and resolution of conflicts through mediation. ESGR volunteers provide free education, consultation and, if necessary, mediation.

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