Civista Receives National Guard Recognition

LA PLATA, Md. (Nov. 28, 2008)—Civista Medical Center in La Plata recently received a State Chair Above & Beyond Award from the Maryland National Guard for its support of the employees who are members of the Reserve Component.

To receive the award employers must go beyond the requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). The selection process takes into consideration specific support provided by an employer, including pay policies, benefits, leave policies, supervisor training, service member recognition, family support, deployed member support, hiring preferences, and general military support.

USERRA requires that employers reinstate employees, who temporarily leave the job for a military deployment, at the same job and rank they held when they left. The U.S. Government provides no financial compensation or tax benefits to employers who comply with the law.

The award was presented to representatives from Civista at the Southern Region Employer Luncheon held in November.

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