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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Mar 24, 2015
The address for the March 31 meetings in Littleton was incorrect in the Schedule of PERA Meetings
Mar 16, 2015
Gregory W. Smith was recently elected to the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) Board.

PERA on the Issues

Asset allocation is the single most important tool for investors. According to a 1986 study, 93.6 percent of the variance found in 91...

At its January meeting, the Colorado PERA Board of Trustees heard the results of an audit of PERA’s actuarial services. Milliman, a...

The Dime

Financial decision-making often occurs in murky waters. We try to make sound, educated decisions, but all of the choices we face...

If you are plotting a financial course that will smoothly take you from your income earning years through to a secure retirement, you...