MSEA partners with MCO to bring pension benefits to law enforcement professionals

The Michigan State Employees Association (MSEA) has partnered with the Michigan Corrections Organization (MCO) and Senator John Cherry to introduce Senate Bills 165 - 166 -167. These bills amend the State of Michigan Employee Retirement Act 240 of 1943 and the Michigan State Police Retirement Act 182 of 1986 adding the State of Michigan law enforcment classifications to the State Police Pension+ Program. Expanding the State Police Pension+ Program to include more public safety officers will help with recruitment and retention, ensure our state is safe, invest in our economy, and support our officers and their families who serve our communities every day. “I’ve seen how agencies like mine are unable to attract and keep some of the best people on the job because there are better retirement benefits elsewhere. That’s why we need to expand the State Police Pension+ Program to more of Michigan’s public safety professionals.” — Jill Miller, Conservation Officer Corporal from Bay County. The bills have been voted out of the Senate Labor Committee and are awaiting a vote on the Senate floor. Keep an eye out during the coming weeks and months for your opputunity to assist in adovocating for these dedicated public servants.