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

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Jul 14, 2015
For the fourth consecutive year, the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) received a clean financial audit.
Jul 13, 2015
Today, the Colorado State Auditor’s Office released a report examining Colorado PERA’s retirement plan design comparing it to alternative public and private sector retirement savings options, including Social Security.

PERA on the Issues

The New York Times’ journalist Eduardo Porter asks a critical question in his Economic Scene column: “How can workers and their...

A recent study of retirement plan design shows Colorado PERA is more efficient and uses dollars more effectively that other types of...

The Dime

In the past, if you wanted to have a wine tasting adventure you had to travel to California’s Napa Valley. Flying into San Francisco,...

It’s back-to-school time and there’s a lot of prepping to do to get the year started — decorating classrooms, ordering supplies...