Important message for MCO Military advocates

We need all MCO Military advocates to check their home/personal email addresses as we have advocate training scheduled. If you are the facility advocate and did not receive an email, please contact Cindy at MCO via phone at 800-451-4878 or email Thank you.

Members, enter to win tickets to the Grand Rapids Griffins!

The Grand Rapids Griffins won the 2017 Calder Cup Championship last year. To celebrate, we are giving away a gift package that includes a stuffed mascot, Tyler Bertuzzi bobble head, and 4 tickets good for any home game in the 2017-2018 regular season. To enter, please answer the following MCO trivia question: MCO has recently […]

Rest in Peace, Officer Earl DeMarse

Marquette Officer Earl DeMarse passed away Sept. 25, 1973. DeMarse, an officer with 26 years of experience, was about 15 minutes into his shift when he was stabbed several times. An ambulance was called, but DeMarse died while en route to a hospital.  His killer was sentenced to life in prison, and he is still […]

The Value of Professionalism

Behind the walls of Michigan’s prisons, you – more than 6,500 hidden heroes – work. Your courage and caring qualifies you to stand between Michigan’s communities and the thousands of people incarcerated across the state. Although often unacknowledged and underappreciated, you are a humane and constant force in Michigan correctional facilities and the Center for […]

Join us as we serve veterans Oct. 14

The MCO Military Members Committee will be hosting a frozen yogurt social at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System at 12 p.m. Oct. 14. MCO members who are current or former military members are invited to join us as we serve and chat with about 40 veterans in long-term care. WCC staff and their families […]

Civil Service Commission votes to adopt rule changes

The Michigan Civil Service Commission approved rule changes today aimed at standardizing several processes, including seniority calculations, overtime assignments and positions, and layoff and recall procedures. These changes aren’t scheduled to go into effect until January 2019. The new rules also prohibit state employee unions from filing grievances on those issues. Additionally, commissioners reinstated the […]

Bulletin: Important information on Sept. 20 MCSC meeting

You may have heard that some state employee unions are asking members to attend the Michigan Civil Service Commission meeting (MCSC) Sept. 20. MCO is a part of this union coalition. The MCSC meeting Sept. 20 is public. Anyone may attend. Seating will be very limited, as we anticipate a large turnout of state leaders, […]

Call the Governor on proposed MCSC rules changes

MCO leaders encourage members to call Gov. Rick Snyder about the proposed Michigan Civil Service Commission rules changes. The Commission will decide on these proposed changes Wednesday, Sept. 20, so please call immediately. You can reach the governor’s office at (517)373-3400. If no one answers, leave a message. Here are a few points you could […]

Win tickets to the Tigers game Sept. 24

Enter to win tickets to the Detroit Tigers game on Sept. 24th. Three lucky members will each receive five tickets to the game, plus each person will receive a hot dog, soda, and chips. All you have to do is email your answer to the MCO challenge question below to Tara Nichol at You […]

Move Forward campaign pushes corrections work into the spotlight

MCO is proud to announce a new effort aimed at promoting corrections and forensic officers and the values and standards that set them apart in the criminal justice system. The “Move Forward” campaign ties together all of our recent efforts to promote professionalism in corrections and draws attention to the diverse and unique work expected […]