Annual Compensation Plans & Reports

The policy of the State of Colorado is to provide a competitive total compensation package to ensure that the State is able to recruit, reward and retain a qualified workforce. To support this policy, the State’s total compensation philosophy is to provide employees with pay increases that recognize employee performance and contributions, and group benefit plans that are competitive with prevailing market trends.

The Department of Personnel & Administration, Division of Human Resources is responsible for setting and maintaining the State of Colorado compensation plans and follows the annual compensation timeline below. 


August 1: Annual Compensation Report & State Personnel Director Recommendation Letter is published for the next fiscal year.  

May: Following the legislative process, the State Personnel Director announces the final compensation plan for the upcoming fiscal year.

June 1: New pay tables are available for the upcoming fiscal year.

July 1: Implementation of the Annual Compensation Plan.


FY 2015-16

FY 2014-15 

FY 2013-14


An across-the-board (ATB) pay increase of 1.0% has been approved for all Executive Branch and State classified employees. Merit increases have also been approved. Classified state employees can calculate the application of the across-the-board and merit increases for FY 2015-16 by clicking here

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