Hampton Sheriff B.J. Roberts recently signed a statement of support regarding his pledge to continue to support Guard and Reserve employees. Walter M. Goodwyn, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Virginia area chair, recognized the sheriff’s extraordinary support for Hampton Sheriff’s Office employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. Sheriff B.J. Roberts signed the statement pledging that:
We fully recognize, honor, and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. We will provide our managers and supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage 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 our country’s Service members and their families, in peace, in crises, and in war.