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NUVO Bank Signs Statement of Support for Guard, Reserve

SPRINGFIELD — NUVO Bank & Trust Co., a locally owned, independent, small-business bank located in downtown Springfield, announced that NUVO President Jeffrey Sattler has signed a statement of support for the Guard and Reserve. In keeping with its commitment to local businesses and the community, NUVO is joining other employers in pledging to recognize those citizens who serve in the uniformed Guard and Reserve — a vitally important segment of the population who can be called into action at a moment’s notice. By signing a statement of support for the Guard and Reserve, NUVO is honoring and enforcing the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA) of 1994. That federal law provides managers and supervisors with the tools necessary to effectively manage employees in the uniformed service, regardless of whether they voluntarily or involuntarily leave for deployment positions. It prohibits employers from discriminating against past and present members, as well as applicants to the uniformed services. “We appreciate the men and women who serve in the Guard and Reserve, as they bring values, leadership, and a unique skill set to the workforce,” said Sattler. “We encourage opportunities to employ guardsmen, reservists, and veterans, and continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families.” To demonstrate that commitment, he added, the bank partnered with a Department of Defense volunteer organization called Employer Support Guard and Reserve (ESGR) to publicly recognize such men and women. ESGR was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers, and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from employees’ military commitment. “Our mission is to seek and maintain support for the men and women who serve our country in the armed forces,” said Earl Bonett, current state vice chair for ESGR. “One of the ways of gaining support is by asking employers — like NUVO Bank & Trust Co. — to sign a statement of support that says they recognize and support our men and women and agree to obey federal law.”


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