Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) provides retirement and other benefits (i.e., optional life insurance, 401K, short-term disability) to DPS employees.
As a DPS employee, you do not contribute to nor do you build up years of credit in social security. Rather, all DPS employees are required to contribute a fixed percentage of their salary to the PERA retirement trust funds. DPS also contributes to employees’ PERA retirement funds. For more information on PERA and Social Security, click here.
To lean more about purchasing service credits (years of service), click here.