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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Note from the President: Director’s Office Memorandums

The following are updates President Byron Osborn issued regarding the MDOC Director’s Office Memorandums on overtime distribution, annual leave, and seniority lists. 5/18/19: The current Annual Leave DOM does not have specific guidelines on vacation picks after a voluntary shift transfer. Some facilities weren’t giving officers any picks at all, some were giving one block […]

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 […]