On April 20th the Hazardous Duty Pay increase was pulled out of the budget by the Joint Appropriations Committee. MOCOA is attempting to have these monies put back in the budget or find out the details of the reasoning behind pulling it from the budget.

Employees are still going to receive the 2% cost of living raise.

We will update you as soon as we have further details.

2016 Scholarship Time Again

It is time for the MOCOA annual scholarship program again. The graduating high school student must be a child / dependent child or grandchild of a current member. MOCOA must receive the student’s scholarship application packet in their offices post marked no later than May 1, 2016 to be eligible. The packet MUST include the following:

  1. A letter from the MOCOA member who is sponsoring the child. It should include why they think the student is a good candidate for a scholarship and how they are related to the child.
  2. A 500 word essay written by the applicant. The subject of this essay should be: “What Are the Possibilities of Prison Reform?” Please explain and give examples of your opinion.
  3. Three letters of recommendation from other members of the community (clergy, teachers, business owners, etc.) A listing of grade point averages, special training, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, employment, the college that the student is hoping to attend and which field they plan to go into after college graduation.

Remember to have a cover sheet that includes the child’s name, phone number and address, the sponsor’s name, phone and address, including work institution. Include the name, address and phone number of the school they current attend.

All of the above information is required and should be included to avoid being disqualified. Unfortunately, several scholarship packets have been disqualified in the past due to not submitting all required information. Mail Scholarship packet to:

7141 Business 50 West
Jefferson City, Mo 65109

Packets post marked after May 1, 2016 will be disqualified.