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A Message from Our Executive Director

COVID-19 Update:

  • For the safety of our members and staff, the DERP office remains closed to members until further notice.
  • Approximately 90-95% of our business can be handled via the telephone or electronic means - please login to your MSS Portal account (, email us ( or call us (303) 839-5419. The DERP Membership Services staff is working remotely and calls will be answered Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you call outside of these business hours, please leave a message and your call will be returned the next business day. 
  • August, 2020 retirement payments were paid on time. As a reminder, benefits are deposited on the first business day of the month, for that month. Retirees with direct deposit saw the August, 2020 benefit in their bank accounts on Monday, August 3, 2020. Physical benefit checks were mailed on Monday, August 3, 2020. 
  • DERP did not mail out direct deposit advices for the August, 2020 benefit payment. Those members who need a printed direct deposit advice are required to login to their MSS Portal account ( to download and print the August advice.  



Established in 1963, the Denver Employees Retirement Plan is a defined benefit plan. Its purpose is to provide retirement benefits to qualified members of the City and County of Denver and Denver Health and Hospital Authority.

Our Mission: To provide promised retirement benefits and exceptional service to our members, through prudent investment and administration.

Our Vision: To remain financially secure, to exceed evolving customer service expectations, and to be recognized as best in class among public retirement systems.  

View the Core Values adopted by the Plan.