Membership News

We’re Hiring: Apply Now for Member Support Specialist

Michigan Corrections Organization/SEIU Local 526M is seeking a Labor Union Member Support Specialist.  This position was created to develop and implement an innovative field program to improve membership engagement and assist with member benefits.  While the applicant will primarily be working out of the Lansing office, there will be occasional travel throughout the state meeting […]

Apply for the Seniority-Based Transfer List now

May is the window period to apply for the Seniority-Based Transfer List, which is open to employees who meet the conditions as laid out in DOM 2019-33, starting on page 5. The window period to apply is May 1 – May 31 for transfers between July 1 and Dec. 31. Contact your personnel office to […]

Honoring Corrections Officers during CO Week 2021

May 2-8 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. MCO has obtained a proclamation from the governor recognizing Correctional Officers […]

2021 Crisis Fund Golf Outing set for Sept. 10. Join us!

Join us at the MCO Crisis Fund Golf Outing Sept. 10 near Lansing. Cost is $70 per person and includes a day of golf, cart, food, and more. If you don’t golf, please consider becoming a sponsor. Sponsorships start at just $25. To get the full details or sign up, see this brochure. Every year, […]

Take the 2021 Bargaining Survey Now

MCO and the Office of the State Employer are preparing for contract negotiations which will take place this summer and fall. Like in past years, the MCO Executive Board, which also serves as the bargaining team, wants members’ input before negotiations begin. Please take the MCO bargaining survey now. This user-friendly survey will only take […]

Officer Vikas Vij honored as 2021 MDOC Officer of the Year

Vikas Vij, a corrections officer at Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer, has been named the 2021 Michigan Department of Corrections Officer of the Year. Officer Vij is known for his positivity and his interpersonal skills. In his nine years with MDOC, he has worked at three facilities and as a Field Training Officer at the […]

Michigan’s COVID-19 hotline now offering free, confidential, 24/7 emotional support counseling

Confidential emotional support counseling is now available at no cost to people who call the state’s COVID-19 hotline (1-888-535-6136). The service is part of a federally funded grant program implemented by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration (BHDDA) in partnership with the Michigan State Police. Callers […]