An employee who is a member of the National Guard or any reserve component of the
armed forces of the United States shall be entitled to and shall receive a leave
of absence without loss of pay, status, or efficiency rating, for all days in
which engaged in drills or parades, field service or active service to the State
ordered by proper authority, or for field training or active service for the
maximum period as provided by state and/or federal law.
The term "without loss of pay" shall mean that the employee shall continue to receive
normal salary or compensation, notwithstanding the fact that such employee may
receive other compensation from federal sources during the same period. Furthermore,
such leave of absence shall be considered as time worked in computing seniority,
eligibility for salary increases, credit for years of service and experience
with the institution. An employee shall be required to submit an order or statement
from the appropriate military officer in support of the request for such military
leave unless military necessity prevents giving of such notice.