RUO abolishment has its day in court

At a court hearing Wednesday, Feb. 17 on the RUO and CMUO classifications abolishment, the Honorable William Collette criticized the Civil Service Commission and state lawmakers, who he said seem insistent on cutting wages and undermining long-standing authority. Attorney Jason Hawkins, representing the state, said MDOC staff had been improperly classified for more than 30 […]

Congratulations to CO of the year Craig Altoft and finalists, facility winners

The Michigan Correctional Officers’ Training Council has named Craig Altoft of Michigan Reformatory as the 2016 Corrections Officer of the Year. “Craig Altoft is an excellent corrections officer. He has set an example we should all strive to match,” said Bill Henderson, MCO treasurer and union representative on the Training Council. “All the  candidates have […]

MCO member-to-member volunteer work helps officers in Flint

UPDATE 2/19/16: Check out this video we put together on our day of volunteering in Flint. Thanks again to everyone who volunteered. We couldn’t have done it without you. ORIGINAL POST 2/12/16: On Tuesday, a group of MCO members, retirees, and staff stopped by the homes of all 48 MDOC corrections officers living in Flint […]

From CorrectionsOne: How Good Security Helps With Reentry

MCO is taking steps to better educate members on national corrections trends and provide deeper context for issues important to our members. A heightened level of professionalism is expected in our increasing complex jobs, and we know officers are being told to do more with less. It’s important we all stay up to speed on […]