PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ENTERING ARMED FORCES (EXCERPT)
Act 263 of 1951
35.352 Public employees entering military duty; reemployment, restoration or placement in other position or department.
(a) Any public employee who leaves a position while this act is in effect, or who left such position prior to such effective date but not earlier than June 27, 1950, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, in order to perform military duty, or who was performing military duty on June 27, 1950, and who is relieved or discharged from such duty under honorable conditions, and makes application for reemployment within 90 days after he is relieved from military duty or from hospitalization continuing after discharge for a period of not more than 1 year shall—
(1) If still qualified to perform the duties of such position, be restored to such position if it exists and is not held by a person with greater seniority, otherwise to a position of like seniority, status and pay;
(2) If not qualified to perform the duties of such position by reason of disability sustained during such service, such public employee shall be placed in such other position, the duties of which he is qualified to perform, as will provide him like seniority, status and pay, or the nearest approximation thereof consistent with the circumstances of his case.
(b) In the case of any person who is entitled to be restored to a position in accordance with the provisions of this act, if it is determined that the department or agency with which such person was employed immediately prior to his entry upon training and service aforesaid—
(1) Is no longer in existence and its functions have not been transferred to any other agency, or
(2) For any reason it is not feasible for such person to be restored to such department or agency, it shall be determined whether or not there is a position in any other department or agency of the same public employer for which such person is qualified and which is either vacant or held by a person having a temporary appointment thereto or less seniority than the employee returning from military service. In any case in which it is determined that there is such a position, such person shall be restored in service and appointed to such position by the department or agency in which such position exists.
History: 1951, Act 263, Eff. Sept. 28, 1951
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