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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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.


Jun 30, 2015
Pensions & Investments recently featured Executive Director Gregory W. Smith in a video discusses Colorado PERA’s economic impact and pension reform.
Jun 30, 2015
PERA had a positive annual investment return as of December 31, 2014, which means all eligible PERA benefit recipients will be paid an annual increase (AI) in the July 31, 2015, benefit payment.

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