Members of the Delaware National Guard. Sallie Mae has been honored for their support of employees serving in the military.

Sallie Mae, one of the largest student loan companies in the nation, has been recognized for its support of employees that also serve in the military, according to a Sallie Mae press release.

The award, handed down by the Delaware Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), is known as the Above and Beyond Award. The award is given to an employer that goes out of their way to support military service member employees with extraordinary effort and support.

Sallie Mae, who has received the award twice, received this year’s award on August 1st. Last August, four managers of Sallie Mae were awarded the ESGR Patriot Award for their support of the military service members that were on their teams.

Additionally, the student loan company renewed its support for the Guard and Reserve by vowing to give managers all the tools necessary to support any employees who serve in the armed forces.

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For Sallie Mae employees that actively serve in the military, the student loan company serves as a permanent resource for assistance in transition from active to inactive duty. Salaries and benefits offered by Sallie Mae to active duty military members go well beyond the requirements outlined by federal and state law. The company also offers flexible time-off, child care, parent care, and legal assistance to military members.

This recent award for Sallie Mae continues their recent streak of good news. Back on August 1st, The Student Loan Report covered Sallie Mae’s pitch to the Delaware Council on Development Finance to get $2.16 million in grant money to expand their operation in the state by adding more than 200 employees and renovating an 80,000 square foot office. This past Monday, Sallie Mae was awarded the $2.16 million in grant money and will now proceed with their expansion plans.

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