About Us

We provide information about Social Security and Medicare coverage, benefits, and tax withholding requirements for state and local government employees.

The Colorado Public Employees’ Social Security (PESS) Program is responsible for administering the Social Security and Medicare coverage program for all state and local (public) governmental employers throughout the State of Colorado. A significant part of the Colorado PESS Program’s responsibilities is to assist all of Colorado’s public employers by serving as a facilitator and communication bridge between those employers and the United States Social Security Administration (SSA) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which are the two principal federal agencies responsible for coverage, benefits, and tax withholding associated with Social Security and Medicare.

For questions contact cdle_pess@state.co.us.