Colorado PERA provides retirement and other benefits to more than 560,000 current and former teachers, State Troopers, snowplow drivers, corrections officers, and other public employees who provide valuable services to all of Colorado.

This website does not reflect changes passed by the General Assembly in Senate Bill 18-200 (SB 200) and pending Governor Hickenlooper's signature. Please visit the "Legislation" page in the "News" section for a comprehensive summary of the bill.


As a hybrid defined benefit plan, Colorado PERA provides you with comprehensive benefits and helps you navigate the road to retirement.



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.



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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May 9, 2018
Today, the Colorado General Assembly Senate Bill 18-200 Conference Committee announced that a compromise has been reached between the...
May 9, 2018
On May 9, 2018, the Colorado General Assembly passed Senate Bill 18-200 (SB-200), legislation that will restore PERA to full funding in 30 years. The bill is now waiting the Governor’s signature before it becomes law.

PERA on the Issues

Ballots for the 2018 PERA Board of Trustees election were mailed earlier this month. Not every seat on the Board is open every year,...

A key component of SB 200, the legislation passed at the end of the 2018 legislative session that will put PERA on a path to full...

The Dime

It is currently Bike to Work Week—which will hopefully serve as a sort of gateway to a bike-to-work life for many of us....

Here’s a not-so-fun fact: The amount of student loan debt currently crippling America’s millennial workforce amounts...