Important facts you should know
As a Guard member, you are protected against discrimination in hiring, employment retention, and the loss of any benefits of employment as a result of your Guard status.
THIS MEANS THAT EMPLOYERS MAY NOT TERMINATE GUARD MEMBERS FROM EMPLOYMENT, OR DEPRIVE THEM OF ANY NORMAL EMPLOYMENT BENEFIT IN THE AREA OF PAY, STATUS, OR PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES BECAUSE OF THE EMPLOYEE’S GUARD COMMITMENT.
The law also provides you re-employment rights to include: Active Duty for Training, Annual Training or for Inactive Duty Training drills. Guard members covered by this section of the law must report for re-employment at the next regularly scheduled work period after completion of training. Other provisions of the law provide re-employment rights for Guard member who are disabled or hospitalized during training.
If your work for the federal government (as a permanent employee), you’re entitled to leave with pay for up to 15 days a year when called for Active Duty for Training or Annual Training. What’s more, you receive your full military pay as well.
Rest assured that your commitment to the Army National Guard is safeguarded at your civilian job, too. Your are legally entitled to two weeks leave of absence for Annual Training without deduction from any vacation time your may have coming.
The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and the Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service, work to protect your job rights while you help to protect your country as a Guard member.