May 25, 2023

Michels signs statement of support for Guard and Reserves 

Michels has confirmed our support for the U.S. Military as well as those who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Vice President Tim Michels, a veteran of the U.S. Army, signed the Statement of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee (ESGR) on behalf of the Michels Family of Companies. Benefits Manager Mel Meagher, a Master Sergeant in the 115th Fighter Wing of the Wisconsin National Guard, joined Tim Michels, and ERGR Outreach Coordinator Charles M. Fischer at a signing ceremony.

The military has been important to Michels since its earliest days when our founder, Dale Michels, a U.S. Army veteran, used the military’s principles as foundational blocks for the company. Currently the Michels Family of Companies has more than 360 employees who self-identify as active reservists or veterans.

The statement acknowledges Michels’ pledge to:  

  • Recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA). 
  • Provide managers and supervisors with the tools needed to effectively manage our people who serve in the Guard and Reserve. 
  • Appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and encourage opportunities to hire Guard members, Reservists and Veterans. 
  • Recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war. 

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within the Department of Defense. 

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