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RESERVE OFFICERS SURVEY EMPLOYERS' MOBILIZATION POLICIES IN ANNUAL RESERVE FORCES REVIEW

 RESERVE OFFICERS SURVEY EMPLOYERS' MOBILIZATION POLICIES
 IN ANNUAL RESERVE FORCES REVIEW
 WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Policies of major national corporations toward their employees who are called to active duty in the military reserves are surveyed in the February issue of the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) monthly magazine, The Officer, published here.
 Earlier versions of the survey of the Fortune 500 companies were published in 1990 and in 1991. The newest review adds some companies and repeats earlier information on others.
 For the first time, policy data are given for state and city governments. Most states responded, and 13 of the 25 largest cities also provided information; some of the major cities, such as New York, Boston and San Francisco, are conspicuous by their absence.
 In mid-1991, Maj. Gen. Evan L. Hultman, AUS (Ret.), executive director of ROA, sent out letters to heads of the Fortune 500 companies, governors of the 50 states and mayors of the 25 largest cities, requesting current information from each. Follow-up letters were mailed in October 1991 to all who had not responded.
 These questions were asked:
 -- What is your current policy concerning pay differential for employee guardmembers and reserves called to active duty? If provided, for how long?
 -- What is your policy concerning benefits (health, life insurance, etc.) for those called to active duty?
 -- Does this policy apply to those who volunteer for duty or only those called up involuntarily?
 -- Any special policies for guardmembers and reservists and/or families?
 The charts differ because the responses differed. In general, the Fortune 500 companies responded with information about their Persian Gulf policies, giving revisions or indicating that the latest version as published was current.
 Whether by phone or by letter, most respondents emphasized that the longer-term benefits provided during the Persian Gulf crisis were for that situation only and would be re-evaluated if future crises warranted. A few companies listed their new emergency policies, generated as a result of Operations Desert Storm/Shield.
 The words of Douglas J. Ralston, vice president of Corporate Human Resources, Quaker Oats Company, Chicago, probably best summarize the main reasons for member and corporate interest in the survey. He wrote: "We understand the burden which reservists and their families face even in peacetime. Obviously, in times of military conflict, that burden increases tremendously. While we cannot address all the concerns faced by reservists and their families, we feel we can 'do our part' by easing the financial burden.
 "We're proud to help," he said in conclusion, in words that seem to echo an unofficial motto of all guardmembers and reservists.
 Copies of the issue, which also contains other information on reserve components and a 16-page supplement, "ROA National Security Report" with articles by the 1992 presidential candidates, can be obtained by writing to ROA, 1 Constitution Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002, or calling 202-479-2200.
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