Colorado PERA provides retirement and other benefits to more than 500,000 current and former teachers, State Troopers, snowplow drivers, corrections officers, and other public employees who provide valuable services to all of Colorado.

Science Teacher


As a traditional pension plan with many added features, Colorado PERA provides you with comprehensive benefits and helps you navigate the road to retirement.

PERA Retirees


As a retiree, you are a valuable and stable contributor to the state’s economy and that means it’s as important as ever for you to stay
up-to-date on what’s happening at Colorado PERA.

PERA employers


Colorado PERA has over 500 affiliated employers including the State of Colorado, all school districts, the judicial system, and many municipalities and local government entities.

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Meetings & Appointments

Find or schedule a meeting using our online scheduler.


May 20, 2015
The offices of Colorado PERA will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015, in observance of Memorial Day.
May 1, 2015
Information on the candidates for the Board of Trustees election is now available online.

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