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MAXIMUS Pledges Support for Employee Service in the Guard and Reserve


RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that Richard Montoni, Chief Executive Officer, signed a Statement of Support for the Department of Defense Office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Mr. Montoni signed the pledge in a ceremony at the MAXIMUS corporate offices in Reston, Virginia. He was joined by Captain Steve Knight, ESGR Director of National Operations and Plans.

With this Statement of Support, MAXIMUS joins other employers in pledging that:

  • We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).
  • Our managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
  • We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.
  • We will continually recognize and support the United States’ service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war.

"Supportive employers like MAXIMUS are critical to maintaining the readiness and strength of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units and allow Guardsmen and Reservists the opportunity to serve our country more effectively and with greater peace of mind," said Steve Knight. "By signing this Statement of Support, MAXIMUS sends a clear message they stand committed to their military employees and recognize the integrity, global perspective and proven leadership they bring to the workplace.”

“Our Statement of Support with the ESGR leadership reconfirms our commitment to hiring and honoring our nation’s service members,” commented Richard Montoni. “We believe that veterans bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce and we value their unique skills and experiences.”


MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia. The Company delivers business process services to improve the cost effectiveness, efficiency and quality of government-sponsored benefit programs, such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Health Insurance BC (British Columbia), as well as welfare-to-work and child support programs around the globe. The Company's primary customer base includes federal, provincial, state, county and municipal governments. Operating under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, MAXIMUS has more than 13,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit

About ESGR

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense agency established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.

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