"Leave of absence" also means time during which an employee of a contracting agency was absent from service with any contracting agency on war relocation leave.
"War relocation leave" means the period of absence from service occasioned by the evacuation and relocation of a local member pursuant to orders issued by the commanding officer of the Western Defense Command in March 1942, for the evacuation of persons of Japanese descent from the area, where the local member was in service with any contracting agency on March 5, 1942, and later returned to such service prior to July 1, 1947.
This section shall not apply to any contracting agency nor to the employees of a contracting agency until the agency elects to be subject to this section by amendment to its contract made in the manner prescribed for approval of contracts or in the case of contracts made after January 1, 1977, by express provision in such contract making the contracting agency subject to the provisions of this section.
(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 906, Sec. 122.)