January 2012

Executive Council

Meeting of statewide Chapter Presidents

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Central Committee Meeting

MCO’s bi-annual Central Committee Meeting for Chapter Delegates.

Contact:

Lori Iding
lori@mco-seiu.org
517-485-3310

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Executive Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the State Executive Board

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MCO Offers Reward in Officer Hammond’s Death

January 19, 2012

For Immediate Release

Reward Offered in Murder of Michigan Corrections Officer

The Michigan Corrections Organization (MCO), the union that represents nearly 8,000 state corrections and forensic officers in the state of Michigan, has announced it is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Correctional Officer Clarence Hammond III.

Clarence Hammond III, 33, was a state corrections officer at the Macomb Correctional Facility in Detroit and a member of the Michigan Corrections Organization since 2006.

Officer Hammond clocked out from work at 10 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012. Just over two hours later, still in uniform, he pulled into the parking lot of his apartment complex and was ambushed by a gunman who shot and killed him on the spot.

Police are actively searching for his attacker and are also looking into any possible connection to his position as a corrections officer.

Officer Hammond leaves behind two young boys, aged 4 and 5. A fund has already been established for the boys’ education to which MCO is donating $10,000.

“Corrections Officers everywhere take this personally. Working together behind the walls we become family and we mourn the loss of one of our own. While we don’t know the circumstances surrounding his death at this point, we are concerned that this could be related to his position as a corrections officer. This is a dangerous job even after we leave the secure perimeter, and this is a reminder that we must stay vigilant at all times,” states Michigan Corrections Organization President Tom Tylutki.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Madison Heights Police Department at (248) 585-2100.- # -

Madison Heights man shot, killed in parking lot of home DFP 1.16.12

Michigan prison worker fatally shot outside home Times Herald 1.15.12

Madison Heights police seek tips in shooting death of prison officer Daily Tribune 1.16.12

Sketch of suspect released in Madison Heights killing DFP 1.17.12

Police Release Sketch of Corrections Officer’s Suspected Killer myfoxdetroit 1.16.12

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In Memoriam

Macomb Officer Clarence Hammond III, 33, was shot and killed early Saturday morning, January 14, 2012, outside his home.  Clarence leaves behind two boys, Shiloh (5) and Chance (4).

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his MCO brothers and sisters at Macomb and around the state.

Hammond had clocked out at Macomb at 10 p.m. Friday night and was shot near midnight while still in uniform.  Police have released a sketch and are looking for a suspect in the homicide.

Madison Heights man shot, killed in parking lot of home DFP 1.16.12

Michigan prison worker fatally shot outside home Times Herald 1.15.12

Madison Heights police seek tips in shooting death of prison officer Daily Tribune 1.16.12

Sketch of suspect released in Madison Heights killing DFP 1.17.12

Police Release Sketch of Corrections Officer’s Suspected Killer myfoxdetroit 1.16.12

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Executive Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the State Executive Board

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Executive Board Appeals

Monthly meeting for Grievance Appeals to the State Executive Board

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Executive Board Appeals

Monthly meeting for Grievance Appeals to the State Executive Board

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Executive Board Meeting

Monthly meeting of the State Executive Board

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OT Retirement Questions? Here are some useful links.

For those who were hired prior to 1997 and are in the Defined Benefit Retirement plan, Public Act 264 of 2011 changes the way the final average compensation will be calculated for those people who have overtime in an FAC period after January 1, 2012.

New educational materials about overtime are posted on the ORS website (see links below).

Your FAC and Overtime Calculation

Overtime and Your Pension

Impact on Overtime and Your FAC

As always, you should speak with ORS to answer any questions you may have about your individual circumstances.

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