MDOC Initiates New Wellness Program, MCO Offers Help

Corrections Officers and Forensic Security Aids face dangerous and vulnerable situations every day. The stress caused by the threat of violence, having to be hypervigilant, and missing family events due to mandated overtime makes COs at a higher risk of PTSD and suicide. MDOC leaders acknowledge these internal battles that corrections staff face and are […]

MCO seeks Political Director to continue to build relationships and strength

MCO is hiring a Political Director. Full job description and duties are outlined below. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Cindy Kogut, MCO Finance and Human Resource Coordinator. Deadline to apply is June 7, 2019. Michigan Corrections Organization Political Director Purpose: The Political Director develops and implements political programs aimed at building […]

Join us at the Crisis Fund Golf Outing this Summer

Again this summer, MCO is proud to host a golf outing to support the MCO Crisis Fund. The fund assists dues-paying members grappling with a disaster, such as an on-the-job injury, sudden illness, or other devastating event. To those who support the fund, we thank you! Crisis Fund Golf Outing WHEN: Friday, Aug. 16. Registration starts […]

Celebrating your dedication during National Correctional Officers Week

For the past four decades, Michigan Corrections Organization has requested a proclamation from the Governor of the State of Michigan to recognize the first full week of May (Sunday – Saturday) as Correctional Officers Week in Michigan. MCO’s advocacy and messaging about corrections staff has always reflected pride, compassion and appreciation.  This year, we celebrate […]

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 […]