DirectEmployers is proud to announce that Jolene Jefferies, SPHR, VP – Strategic Initiatives, has been nominated and will receive the prestigious ESGR Seven Seals Award for her sustaining support for the mission of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Below is the press release from ESGR. Congratulations Jolene!

Ms. Jolene Jefferies Honored by the Department of Defense

Alexandria, VA – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced Ms. Jolene Jefferies, VP – Strategic Initiatives for the DirectEmployers Association, was honored with the ESGR Seven Seals Award in recognition of her support of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve mission.

According to Tom Bullock, Chief of Employer Outreach at ESGR, “The Seven Seals Award is the only ESGR award that bridges both the employer and ESGR volunteer recognition awards program. It was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide significant achievement, initiative or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission.” Bullock added, “Jolene Jefferies was nominated for being highly supportive of the ESGR mission by facilitating the distribution of ESGR collateral kits, focusing on USERRA Law compliance, to all DirectEmployers Association members.”

As the 1.3 million members of the National Guard and Reserve continue to perform an increasing number of unique missions within America’s borders and beyond, ESGR will continue to be the resource for the employers of citizen warriors. ESGR recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of the law, and resolves conflict through mediation. More information about ESGR Employer Outreach Programs and volunteer opportunities is available at, or by calling Tom Bullock at 703-696-1386, extension 537 or via email

National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
1555 Wilson Blvd., Suite 319, Arlington, VA 22209
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