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.

Go Paperless

Learn about the benefits of going paperless by watching the video and sign-up today.

Meetings & Appointments

Find or schedule a meeting using our online scheduler.


May 1, 2015
Information on the candidates for the Board of Trustees election is now available online.
Apr 29, 2015
A statement was released concerning legislation to securitize existing employer and employee contributions to Colorado PERA through the issuance of bonds.

PERA on the Issues

Reforms approved by the Colorado General Assembly in 2010 (Senate Bill 10-001) put PERA on a sustainable path going forward, and the...

The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), a federal reduction to an earned Social Security benefit, can affect retirees who receive a...

The Dime

Throughout television history, strong, kind, inspirational educators have helped to keep us glued to our sets. Some may have been less...

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