TITLE 42. PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 8. LEAVE OF ABSENCE,
REINSTATEMENT AND ACCRUED LEAVE
PART II. REINSTATEMENT
42:402 Officers and employees who may be reinstated
The provisions of R.S. 42:401 shall apply to:
(1) All officers and employees of the state and of any of its departments, divisions, institutions, units, boards or commissions, including heads thereof, and shall apply to those officers and employees who, at the time of entering military service, were being compensated on an annual or monthly salary basis and whose employment with the state and its various units was terminated by reason of entry into the military service of the United States.
(2) Any officers and employees who, since September 16, 1940, entered into the active military service of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard Service, or any branch of the military service of the United States, whether by induction, enlistment, call to active duty or any other type of entry into service.
(3) Any appointive official, officer or employee, whether or not the normal term of appointment has been terminated subsequent to entry into the military service; the fact that there has been a general or limited change of administration, or the election of new general state officials subsequent to his entry into the military service, shall in no manner affect or deny to a person his former office or position, or a position of like seniority, status and pay, it being the purpose of the law that no employee of the state should suffer loss of the right to return to his normal employment or former pay during his absence while in the common cause of the military service.
Provided that when discharged or released from the armed forces, the officer or employee receives a certificate or document of honorable completion of service, is still qualified to perform the duties of the position, and makes application for employment within 40 days after being released from military service.