This collective skill-set makes an essential contribution to ADF Resources, humanitarian missions, emergency rescue operations and the defence of Australia. As an employer of a Reservist you will be asked for your support by releasing them for at least twenty days a year.
If eligible you can receive compensation for your staff member’s absence through the Defence Reserves Support Employer Support Payment Scheme. The minimum rate paid is based on the average full-time adult wage.
Through the Employer Support Awards, news of your commitment to the Army Reserves can be shared with your customers and potential customers, and the public sector. This will help raise your status in the business community and position you as an organisation of choice, for supporting both your employee and the national interest.
Employers are invited to attend Employer Challenge Days and Exercise Executive Stretch weekend activities. Both are designed to give you a unique hands-on experience that provides insight into the role of the Reservist. Find out more at the Defence Reserves Support website.
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