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A Message from Our Executive Director

COVID-19 Update:

  • Although Mayor Hancock’s “Stay At Home Order” has expired, the DERP office will remain 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. 
  • July, 2020 retirement payments were processed and paid on time. Retirees with direct deposit saw their benefit in their bank account on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.  Physical retirement benefit checks were mailed on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. 
  • DERP will not mail out direct deposit advices for the July, 2020 benefits. Those members who need a printed direct deposit advice are required to login to their MSS Portal account ( to download and print the July 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.