RIDGELAND, Mississippi, May 24, 2022 – In an effort to achieve its goal of building a culture of belonging and professional and personal growth, HORNE Managing Partner Neil Forbes recently signed the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Statement of Support. A formal commitment to assist the members of the Guard and Reserve in their careers during and after their service.
“We recognize the value that service members bring to the workplace. With this Statement of Support, we’re thrilled to further strengthen our commitment to members of the Guard and Reserve,” Forbes said. “As a veteran of both the active-duty Army and the Army National Guard, I empathize with the challenges faced by these service members who are unselfishly serving our country. I’m proud to be at an organization that appreciates their sacrifices and supports veterans, current service members and their families.”
The ESGR is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve through outreach, recognition and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws.
“The Mississippi Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is proud to recognize HORNE as a patriotic employer which has pledged its support to Guard and Reserve employees by signing a Statement of Support,” said Thomas Gerity, Ombudsman Director for the MS ESGR Committee. “HORNE joins a list of prestigious Mississippi employers who have pledged to support their employees who proudly serve in the Guard and Reserve to protect our freedom.”
Through the Statement of Support Program, ESGR aims to increase employer support by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. Employers signing a statement of support pledge that:
- We fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
- We will provide our managers and supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
- We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills Service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.
- We will continually recognize and support our country’s Service members and their families, in peace, in crisis and in war.
About HORNE HORNE is a professional services firm founded on a cornerstone of public accounting. Our 2,000+ team members serve clients in 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. With 18 offices and project locations from California to Washington D.C. and Louisiana to Maine, HORNE provides anticipatory advice and solutions to find opportunity in change. HORNE.com.
ABOUT ESGR ESGR is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. ESGR also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between Service members and their employers.
For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call 1-800-336- 4590 or visit www.ESGR.mil.