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. […]

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 […]

BULLETIN: MCSC imposes contract on MCO for 2019-2021

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 […]

MCO Enforcers and MDOC Black Knights take to the ice!

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 […]

BULLETIN: MCO tells impasse panel about the staffing crisis

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 […]

Move Forward: The Value of Union

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, […]