PERA members want their retirement system to be fair and equitable. So it was no surprise to PERA staff and the Board of Trustees when, in the first ...On November 15, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
New study finds defined benefit plans give educational employers an effective recruitment tool and ensure retirement security for teachers. Seems like a logical conclusion. So why are critics ...On November 1, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
Traditional pension-type retirement plans play a critical role in recruiting and retaining good teachers and save districts money, according to new research from the National Institute on Retirement ...On October 18, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
Earlier this year, Colorado PERA held telephone town halls and a series of meetings in communities across the state. The purpose of the meetings was to inform and ...On September 22, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
In recent months, a handful of states have made big changes to their public retirement plans. The latest spate of pension reform is part of a broader trend ...On August 23, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
In 2010, Colorado became one of the first states in the nation to respond to the consequences of the economic crisis by passing major reforms to the defined ...On August 9, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
The first leg of PERAtour, PERA’s statewide outreach initiative, concluded just last week. During the inaugural leg of this two-part community engagement effort (the second phase of which ...On June 14, 2017 / By PERA on the Issues
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