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. […]
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 […]
The Michigan Civil Service Commission has approved the impasse panel’s recommended contract but says the state doesn’t have to continue bargaining solutions to the retention crisis with MCO. MCSC made this decision at its meeting today. The impasse panel’s recommended contract calls for a 2 percent wage increase and a 2 percent lump sum in […]
The MCO Enforcers and MDOC Black Knights hockey teams will face off for the first time ever! Join us at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at the Summit Sports and Ice Complex in Dimondale near Lansing. Tickets are $10. Kids 12 and under are free. This will be a fun event for the whole family. View […]
The impasse panel hearing took place today as scheduled. “Risk, Reward, Retention” was our mantra. MCO’s arguments focused on the years-long staffing crisis and MDOC’s inability to retain officers. MCO Legal Director Jeff Foldie presented several pieces of data, including staffing statistics, to show the problem is real, and that MDOC hasn’t adequately addressed the […]
As we approach the end of 2018, MCO’s Move Forward campaign concludes with the value of Union. Move Forward has always been about much more than a simple poster, but what began as a statewide campaign to highlight the exceptional values of our members has grown into something much more important. Over the past year, […]
The Move Forward campaign ties together all of our recent efforts to promote professionalism in corrections and draws attention to the diverse and unique work expected of the modern-day corrections officer.
Two corrections officers stood alongside police officers, sheriffs’ deputies, and other law enforcement honored at the Michigan House of Representatives 9/11 Memorial Ceremony today.
The proposed budget includes funding for new recruits, but requires $10 million in cuts to be spread out among all facilities, except WHV. The Senate originally wanted to cut $41.6 million.