BOSTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) announced today that the company has received an "Above and Beyond" award from Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense. This award recognizes Eaton Vance's extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the Massachusetts National Guard and Reserve.
According to Thomas Boyle, ESGR Massachusetts Chair, "The 'Above and Beyond' Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize American employers who provide extraordinary patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation's call to serve. Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation's National Guard and Reserve units."
Eaton Vance joins with thousands of American employers who have reviewed and amended their current human resources policies to ensure compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Many employers provide support above and beyond with pay differential to offset the loss of wages, and extension of health care benefits which complement coverage provided by the military when their employees are mobilized.
"We are pleased to receive this award that recognizes Eaton Vance's employment policies and practices in support of our employees' participation in the National Guard and Reserve," said Jeffrey Beale, Eaton Vance Chief Administrative Officer.As the 1.3 million members of the National Guard and Reserve continue to perform an increasing number of unique missions with America's borders and beyond, ESGR will continue to be the resource for the employers of citizen warriors. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between employers and service members. For more information, visit www.esgr.mil. Eaton Vance Corp. is one of the oldest investment management firms in the United States, with a history dating to 1924. Eaton Vance and its affiliates managed $260 billion in assets as of April 30, 2013, offering individuals and institutions a broad array of investment strategies and wealth management solutions. Eaton Vance's long record of providing exemplary service, timely innovation and attractive returns through a variety of market conditions has made it the investment manager of choice for many of today's most discerning investors. For more information, visit eatonvance.com. SOURCE Eaton Vance Corp.