(a) "Authority" means the West Virginia Military Authority.
(b) "BRIM" means the West Virginia Board of Risk Management.
(c) "Guard" means West Virginia National Guard, including its Army and Air components.
(d) "Employee" means any person who, within the at-will employment relationship, is hired, performs duties and is paid a wage or salary which cost is, in whole or in part, reimbursed by the federal government pursuant to a contract or memorandum of understanding between the federal government and the guard.
(e) "PEIA" means Public Employees Insurance Act.
(f) "PERS" means Public Employee's Retirement System.