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Human Resources

The Human Resources Offices are located at work locations through out the state and are responsible for providing personnel services to Department of Corrections employees. They assist managers in recruitment, selection and promotion of the highest qualified employees. They also assist employees in understanding benefits, Civil Service Rules and Regulations as well as departmental policies and procedures relative to personnel issue.

Vision Statement: To be recognized as the human resource experts within State Government.

Mission Statement: Human Resources serve the MDOC by focusing efforts on the Department's most valuable asset, its employees.  Human Resources do this through recruitment, hiring, and retention of a diverse, qualified workforce.  Human Resource provides personnel services, technical assistance, training, equal employment opportunity and labor relations services to the Department.

Human Resources Reminders for MDOC Employees: Current and retired MDOC employees must contact the Michigan Civil Service Commission for questions regarding benefits. Assistance is available here.

Labor Relations: The Labor Relations Section represents the Department in collective bargaining, at Civil Service grievance hearings, and grievance arbitrations. This section is also the director's designee for responding to second and third step employee grievances. This section is also responsible for pre-employment, random and reasonable suspicion drug, and alcohol testing.

Disability Management Unit: The Disability Management Unit assists MDOC employees navigate the Leave of Absence and Workers’ Compensation process. More information can be found here.

Additional Links for MDOC Employees:
MI-HR Gateway
Office of Retirement Services
Disability Management Unit

MDOC employees receive discounts on hotels, events, attractions, electronics, and more through the State of Michigan's Employee Discount program.


Updated: 11/04/22