Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarships Awarded for 2015-2016

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The NSJ Scholarship Board has announced the recipients of the 2015-2016 Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship. Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,200 are given each year to students enrolled in a community or technical college, along with undergraduate and graduate programs. Students are eligible for consideration for up to two years for a community or technical college program, up to four years of undergraduate work at a university (including two years in a community or technical college), and up to two years of graduate work.Seventeen young men and women will benefit from this financial award as they begin or continue their post graduate work.

We are especially pleased that one on our own MMA member’s child is a recipient of this years scholarship!

Congratulations to David Porras, Faribault DOC supervisor, and his daughter Leslie Porras, who will be attending South Central College.



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Members Approve Tentative Agreement!


Middle Management Association supervisors approved the 2015-2017 tentative agreement with the State of Minnesota with over 96% of voting members approving the agreement. The next step will be to sign the agreement which will then go to the Legislative Subcommittee on Employee Relations for approval. MMA anticipates that this will occur sometime in September. We will update supervisors as information becomes available.

MMA’s ratified 2015-17 contract includes 2.5 percent general wage increases in both years, with the first raise retroactive to July 1 once our contract goes into effect and the second increase due July 1 of next year. Step increases apply both years of the contract for eligible bargaining unit members.

MMA Contract Highlight: Deferred Compensation Match

As the MMA staff team has been meeting with members we are getting requests to highlight different features of our contract. Look for regular highlights on our website. If you have items in the contract you want highlighted or questions about the MMA contract please email

Today’s focus is on the State contribution to the State deferred compensation plan.

This provision is contained in Article 16 – Wages, Section 16 found on page 34 of the MMA contract.

The Minnesota Deferred Compensation Plan (MNDCP) is a voluntary savings plan intended for long-term investing for retirement. Authorized under Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code, the MNDCP is a smart and easy way to supplement retirement income from your Minnesota public pension and Social Security benefits. Read Full Article

MMA Members Roundtable

Greetings MMA Supervisors;



You are invited to attend a members roundtable hosted by MMA Executive Director Gary Kloos.  This is an opportunity to meet with Gary Kloos and Business Representatives My Lee and Robyn Cousin to hear about what’s happening at the Association as well as share your questions, ideas and concerns with your top leaders.  Specific topics that will be discussed include updates on negotiations, trends, and more.  Lunch will be provided.  Please work with your manager/supervisor to flex your time or take comp time to attend this meeting.  Space is limited.  REGISTER NOW by clicking on one of the links below. ( You do not need to print the ticket after you’ve registered.)

What: MMA Members Roundtable

Event Dates:

Please contact MMA’s Office at 651-222-3811 if you have any questions.