We are the Colorado Pension Project: a group of Coloradans working to protect and strengthen retirement security for our public servants. Our work focuses on understanding the numbers and educating stakeholders to promote intelligent dialogue about an effective and sustainable public retirement system.

We are not in the business of cutting employee benefits. Rather we seek a more sustainable and accountable system that provides a path to secure retirement for all employees throughout their careers.

We invite you to sign this Statement to demonstrate your support.

Statement of Support

We believe that Colorado’s public servants, like all workers, deserve a path to retirement security. We also recognize that public employers such as schools need to be able to recruit and retain great employees, and taxpayers deserve a sustainable and accountable system that supports excellent public services.

Public servants and the services they provide are essential to our state’s wellbeing. All Coloradans are impacted by this issue – public employers, public servants and taxpayers.

Therefore, we believe that an effective retirement system:

  • Provides all public servants with a path toward a secure retirement

  • Is part of a total compensation package that helps recruit and retain talented and motivated public servants

  • Is financially sustainable over the long term without crowding out spending for other priorities or presenting unacceptable risks to retirees and taxpayers

  • Is governed in a transparent and understandable way that represents the interests of all stakeholders, including PERA members in various stages of their careers.

Public servants and the services they provide are essential to our state’s wellbeing. All Coloradans are impacted by this issue – public employers, public servants and taxpayers. We invite you to sign this statement to demonstrate your support for protecting and strengthening retirement security and sustainability in Colorado.

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This website examines the principles of retirement security and fiscal sustainability and measures Colorado’s effectiveness in each area.

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