The Champaign Police Department has been nominated to received the highest level of recognition provided an employer for outstanding support of National Guard and Reserve Component employees.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Freedom Award nominees are recommended by employees who are National Guard or Reserve Component members and who feel their employer has been supportive above and beyond the required military leave benefits guaranteed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) law.
Each year, only about 1,000 of the Nation’s hundreds of thousands of employers are nominated for this award. From that group of nominees, only 15 are selected to receive the award. As such, the Department has been recognized for exemplary support of National Guard and Reserves employees and for providing great service to the nation’s defense.