Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
2008 "Pro Patria Award"
The City of Olathe has been presented the 2008 Pro Patria Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The Pro Patria Award is presented annually by each ESGR committee to the one employer in their state or territory who has provided the most exceptional support of our national defense through leadership practices and personnel policies that support their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard conducts an awards program designed to recognize employers who support a strong National Guard and Reserve force. Employers qualify for recognition when they practice leadership and personnel policies that support employee participation in the Guard and Reserve.
In 2007, the City of Olathe won the ESGR Above and Beyond Award, which is given in limited numbers by state and territory ESGR committees. It recognizes employers at the state and local level who have gone above the legal requirements for granting leave and providing support for military for employers nominated by their employees.