We Are PERA

Learn more about our newest project We Are PERA and find out where you can get your PERA Bucks


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Colorado Retirement Security

During the 2014 legislative session we supported HB 1377 that would have formed a task force to look at how we can help more Coloradans save for their retirement. Learn more about why we supported this bill.


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Secure PERA Telephone Town Hall Meetings

Thank you to the thousands of you who joined us on our telephone town hall calls. If you missed our call you can download it here.


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PERA is an economic generator

In 2012, PERA paid $3.2 billion in retirement benefits to 87,459 PERA retirees living in Colorado. Those retirees then spent those dollars in the local economy.


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What is PERA?

PERA provides a retirement plan to most public employees in the state of Colorado, they are not eligible for Social Security.


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Why Should We All Help Secure PERA?

Here in Colorado, 9% of our citizens—474,000 people—either today or in the future, will rely on a PERA pension for their retirement. PERA members include teachers, highway workers, department of corrections workers, state patrol officers, as well as other local, special district, and state employees.


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Retirement benefits are funded in two ways

81% comes from employee contributions and PERA’s investment income. Only 19% is paid for by the employers and often, the employer contribution comes out of the same pot of money which would have funded employee raises.

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