Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association

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PERA provides retirement and other benefits to the employees of more than 400 government agencies and public entities in the state of Colorado. PERA is the 23rd largest public pension plan in the United States.

Established by State law in 1931, PERA operates by authority of the Colorado General Assembly and is administered under Title 24, Article 51 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. In accordance with its duty to administer PERA, the Board of Trustees has the authority to adopt and revise Rules in accordance with state statutes. Its membership includes employees of the Colorado state government, most teachers in the state, many university and college employees, judges, many employees of cities and towns, state troopers, and the employees of a number of other public entities.

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