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.


Nov 19, 2015
The meeting room for the PERA meetings to be held in Loveland on December 1 has changed. The Retirement Process and PERACare Information Meetings will now be held in Classroom 4.
Nov 16, 2015
Colorado PERA's meetings scheduled for Monday, November 16, in Aurora and Tuesday, November 17, in Montrose have been canceled due to a winter storm warning predicting heavy snowfall and dangerous driving conditions.

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