COVID-19 information from MCO

Below are updates from MCO concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, going back to March 31. For more information and the latest updates, dues-paying members may join our Facebook group. For the latest count of how many MDOC staff and inmates have been diagnosed with COVID-19, visit this post from the MDOC. Thank you, Corrections Officers and […]

Honoring Corrections Officers During CO Week 2022

May 1-7 is Correctional Officers Week! Thank you, officers, for keeping prisons and communities safe and secure. As front line staff behind the walls, officers put their personal safety on the line for public safety. We truly believe corrections officers work Michigan’s toughest job. For the past four decades, MCO has obtained a proclamation from […]

2022-2024 contract online now – read it here

MCO bargaining unit members are now under a new contract, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Read the 2022-2024 contract here.   This three year contract includes a 7% pay raise over the first two years of the contract, a $3,250 retention incentive, guaranteed overtime pay on worked holidays, an additional state holiday, healthcare enhancements and state […]

Officer Neil Costello honored as 2022 MDOC Officer of the Year

Neil Costello, a corrections officer at the Michigan Reformatory, has been named the 2022 Michigan Department of Corrections Officer of the Year. Officer Costello has been an MDOC corrections officer for 19 years. He is known at work for his decision making, sharp attention to detail, and ability to work well in high-pressure situations. He […]

Recruitment Form

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Correctional Officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections, please fill out this form, and a MCO Recruitment Representative will provide you with information about how to start your career in corrections.

MCO Scholarship Applications Due April 1, 2022

As a member of MCO, your children are eligible for the MCO Scholarship Program. MCO will award 20 scholarships of $750 each. Previous MCO scholarship winners are not eligible. Applications must be mailed, and they must be postmarked by April 1st. Print an application now. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The MCO scholarship program […]

2022 Closer to Home List

The 2022 closer to home transfer list has been finalized. View the list here. There is no set time for when those on the list will be transferred. It depends on when wardens decide to fill vacancies. There are times there are carryovers from previous years because the employee(s) never transferred. Contact Stephanie Short at […]

Facility Critical Information Report Form

Dear Members, As we continue our efforts to raise awareness of our concerns about short staffing, overuse of mandatory overtime, closed positions and staff assaults, we have created an online form on the MCO website for members to utilize to report these occurrences to us. Our goal is to create an additional means of documenting […]

MCO creates new gift for retirees

To honor retirees, MCO will be sending out retirement shadow boxes that feature service lapel pins corresponding with the member’s time spent with the Department and MCO. Military service pins will also be featured if the retiree is a member of the MCO Military Members Committee. Unlike the retirement plaque that MCO has been sending […]

MCO members approve proposed contract

The 2022-2024 collective bargaining agreement has been ratified. The contract was approved by a vote of 1,458 to 1,270, with 58% of eligible members voting. The Tentative Agreement calls for a three year contract that includes a 7% pay raise over the first two years of the contract, a $3,250 retention incentive, guaranteed overtime pay […]