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.
Annual Compensation Reports
Go to the pay plans page for annual pay plans.
Meet and Confer - FY 2022 - 23 Total Compensation Survey Process and Methodology
Each year, the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, Division of Human Resources (DHR) analyzes survey data to measure and compare the total compensation package offered to the State's classified employees. This analysis is conducted to ensure the total compensation package is competitive when compared to private industry and other government entities. Findings in the Annual Compensation Report are used to develop recommendations for salary adjustments, medical, dental, and basic life insurance plan premium contributions, and leave benefits. The survey results are submitted to the Governor to assist in developing his proposed budget.
DHR conducted a Meet and Confer session on Monday, July 12 to explain the analysis process and methodology used in collecting information for the Total Compensation Survey. The Meet and Confer is for informational purposes only and attendance is not required. A recording of the presentation is below.
FY 2022-23 Meet and Confer Documents
- FY 2022-23 Meet and Confer Presentation Slides
- FY 2022-23 Meet and Confer Process Document
- FY 2022-23 Meet and Confer Presentation Recording
- FY 2022-23 Meet and Confer FAQs