In Memoriam: Jack Budd

Today is the 31st anniversary of Officer Jack Budd’s murder at the former State Prison of Southern Michigan in Jackson. An inmate, armed with a weapon, came out of a shower area and stabbed Budd. His killer, James Miller, was sentenced to 80-120 years in prison. He is also serving two life sentences. Josephine McCallum was […]

Take the MDOC Wellness Survey Now

Did you see the MDOC’s Staff Wellness Survey? A reminder email explaining and linking to the survey was sent by MDOC to state email addresses Monday. MCO encourages all MDOC staff to take this important assessment. The purpose of this survey is to improve the MDOC’s ability to support employees by learning more about your […]

Watch: Impasse Panel video shows MCO’s advocacy at bargaining

Because the Michigan Civil Service Commission has now settled our contract, we are releasing the video of the Impasse Panel hearing Oct. 31. We realize parts of the video may be hard to hear, so we are also releasing the hearing transcript. Read the transcript here. MCO’s hearing starts where you see the red arrow. We […]

BULLETIN: MCSC imposes contract on MCO for 2019-2021

The Michigan Civil Service Commission has approved the impasse panel’s recommended contract but says the state doesn’t have to continue bargaining solutions to the retention crisis with MCO. MCSC made this decision at its meeting today. The impasse panel’s recommended contract calls for a 2 percent wage increase and a 2 percent lump sum in […]