We Are PERA
We are Colorado’s retired teachers, state patrol officers, transportation workers, corrections officers, and local and state employees. We served our state with pride and spent our careers working to make Colorado a great place to live and work. We are PERA.
We created “PERA bucks” to educate our local businesses and neighbors about PERA’s economic impact across the state. Many Coloradans are unaware that PERA contributes $3.2 billion annually to our state economy. That’s money spent in neighborhood diners, car dealers, ice cream shops, pet stores, and more. As PERA retirees, we’re proud to shop or dine in Colorado using our pension dollars.
What is PERA?
PERA provides a retirement plan to nearly 500,000 public employees in the state of Colorado. PERA members are not eligible for Social Security, so their PERA plan is a vitally important part of their retirement security.
PERA Members work for lots of employers across the State of Colorado. For a complete list, click here.