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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Retirement Security for All of Colorado

Learn more about our latest bill HB 1377 to create a task force to look at improving retirement security for all of Colorado.


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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.


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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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