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Chevron recently announced that it has been chosen as a recipient of the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Instituted in 1996, the award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
More than 2,400 nominations were submitted for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program to acknowledge those employers who go above and beyond in providing supportive work environments for their Reserve employees.
“It is indeed a true honor to receive this award,” said Michael Wirth, Chevron’s chairman and CEO. “More importantly, we are honored by the contributions of the Guard, reservists and veterans who have chosen to be part of the Chevron organization.”
Chevron has developed policies, programs and services that support its Guard and Reserve employees to meet the specific work/life needs related to their military commitments. One example is the company’s military leave policy, which provides pay for much longer than the minimum required. This approach has enabled Chevron to recruit, retain and develop Guard and reservists, military veterans, veterans with disabilities and military personnel transitioning to civilian life.
Chevron also has established a veteran’s network, which includes nearly 1,000 employees who identify themselves as U.S. military veterans. This group works to ensure veterans and reservists are represented and engaged at all levels of the company.
“Employees with military experience and service contribute to the diversity of perspectives and experience that is fundamental to Chevron’s goal of being the global energy company most admired for its people, partnership and performance,” said Rhonda Morris, Chevron's vice president and chief human resources officer.
For more information, visit www.chevron.com.