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Western Colorado's Selective University

Classified Employees Retirement

PERA - Public Employee's Retirement Association

(Mandatory Retirement Plan)

State employees do not contribute to Social Security; therefore, State employees of higher education will be members of PERA's (Public Employees Retirement Associate) defined benefit plan. Established by state law to provide its members with a qualified retirement plan that is a substitute for Social Security. All classified employees and non-benefits eligible faculty and administrators (i.e., those who work less than half-time) are required to contribute 8 percent of their monthly salary to their member contribution account. The current employer contribution is 10.15%.

PERA Forms and Brochures

Your PERA Benefits

Information for New Members

PERA Rules

PERA and Social Security

PERA Contact Information

Customer Service 1.800.759.7372

Voluntary Supplemental Retirement Plans

Most employees know that it is a good idea to take time to plan, save and invest for a financially secure future. The Voluntary Supplemental Retirement Plans allow you the opportunity to build an investment program and expand the opportunities available to you upon retirement.

Plans available to Classified Employees include:

PERA 401(k) Plan:

Available to any PERA member. Information and enrollment packets are available in the Human Resources office or from PERA.

Contact Information: 1.800.759.7372

PERA 457 Plan:

This program is administered by Colorado PERA and offers pre-tax mutual fund and investments. Information is available in the Human Resources Office or from PERA.

Contact Information: 1- 800-759-7372

403(b) Plan:

Following is a list of our Trustee approved vendors for our tax-deferred annuity (TDA). Click here for detailed information for our Authorized 403(b) Vendors.

Fidelity Investments


MetLife Resources

Tom Mathiesen 720-300-0115 Ed Rosenberg 303-550-6170




Scott Martin 800-892-5558 ext. 8857