On November 9, 2007, the City of Austin was declared a five-star employer by the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve for its outstanding support of military employees. ESGR is a Department of Defense volunteer organization dedicated to recognizing employers that support their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. The five-star recognition is the highest honor ESGR can award.

The City of Austin encourages residents, community organizations, and businesses to support all active Armed Forces personnel and Veterans. The following opportunities are available to connect you to local residents serving in the Military, their families, Americans deployed in the war zone(s), and Veterans who have made personal sacrifices for our freedoms.

Have you ever wondered what will happen to your City job if your Reserve or Guard unit is called into Active Duty? When you return to the civilian world, will you have to search for a new job? What can you do to ensure you'll be able to work again? The following is a brief summary of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994.