Salaries & Benefits

The State of Colorado’s statutory philosophy is to provide prevailing total compensation (competitive or comparable to the market) in order to recruit, retain, and motivate a qualified workforce. 


The major components of FY08-09 total compensation are summarized, and include:


The department has developed a strategy that sets the vision and direction for achieving competitive total compensation. A history of benefits and compensation changes to the personnel system is documented in the Total Compensation Time Line.