(a) For all retirement purposes, including benefit eligibility and calculations of retirement allowances for members employed by a trial court that are subject to mandatory furloughs, as defined in subdivision (c), credit for service and compensation earnable shall be based on the amounts of service and compensation earnable that would have been credited had the employee not been subject to mandatory furloughs.
(b) A trial court shall notify the board of the terms and conditions of any mandatory furlough, including, but not limited to, the amount of mandatory furlough time imposed on employees during a reporting period, and the date on which the mandatory furlough ends. A trial court and a county in which the trial court
is located that participates in this system by joint contract pursuant to Section 20460.1 shall provide that additional information as the board may require to implement this section.
(c) For the purposes of this section, “mandatory furloughs” is limited to the time during which a trial court employee is directed to be absent from work without pay in the 2009–10 fiscal year on the day designated by the Judicial Council for closure of the courts as authorized in Section 68106.
(d) For purposes of this section, “trial court employee” means a trial court employee, as that term is defined in Section 71601, whose employer has contracted for its employees to become members of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.