Brooks membership meeting Thursday on meningitis

MCO is holding a meeting for Brooks members to discuss the recent cases of meningitis and death of a corrections officer. WHAT: Brooks membership meeting regarding meningitisWHERE: Northway Lanes, 1751 Evanston Ave., MuskegonWHEN: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, April 4 MCO encouraged MDOC to hold an informational meeting last week, after the department announced […]

In Memoriam: Josephine McCallum and George Haight

Please join us in remembering two Michigan corrections officers who made the ultimate sacrifice this month years ago. Josephine McCallum was murdered at the former State Prison of Southern Michigan in Jackson on March 24, 1987. McCallum was the only officer in the activities building when she was brutally attacked, raped, and left to die. […]

Bulletin: MCO not successful in RUO/CMUO challenge

The Michigan Supreme Court has decided not to rule on the RUO/CMUO case. This means the Court of Appeals ruling, which sided against MCO, will stand. The 4-3 ruling was released this morning. The Supreme Court determined that the state Constitution gives the Civil Service Commission authority in this area, and that other concerns, like […]

Apply now for the Closer-to-Home Transfer List

Officers may apply for the closer-to-home transfer list by March 31. We apologize for the late notice. The Director’s Office Memorandums (DOMs) issued March 14 state that the closer to home list will remain in effect, and that the deadline for this year’s list is March 31. To apply, mail, email or fax a letter […]

2019-2021 contract online now – read it here

MCO bargaining unit members are now under a new contract, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Read the 2019-2021 contract here. Remember, this contract only includes one year of wages and benefits. We will be back at the table this summer to negotiate those items. The parties noted areas where changes to Michigan Civil Service Commission rules resulted in […]

ARU Investigator Stephen Cooklin named 2019 MDOC Officer of the Year

Stephen Cooklin, an Absconder Recovery Unit investigator based in Macomb County, has been named the 2019 Corrections Officer of the Year. “I’m so excited to congratulate Stephen Cooklin, who was chosen for this honor due to his strong work ethic, his professionalism and his commitment to keeping the citizens of Michigan safe,” said Michigan Department […]

Apply Now for the MCO Scholarship Program

In addition to the free college program announced earlier this month, MCO is still offering a scholarship for members’ children. MCO will award 20 scholarships of $750 each. Previous MCO scholarship winners are not eligible. Mailed applications must be postmarked by June 1. Print an application now. Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. […]

MCO Central Office Closed

The MCO Central office is closed for the remainder of the day (Jan. 28, 2019) due to inclement weather. The State of Michigan has closed all lower peninsula offices as well. Stay warm, dry, and safe today.

Changes to survivor pension benefits effective April 1

As of April 1, 2019, the calculation for the survivor pension benefit will be changing. This will only affect those active employees in the DB plan that choose a survivor pension benefit payment option. Some of the changes include: cost of living adjustments; updates to the actuary tables (i.e. using a unisex table instead of […]