The partial federal government shutdown has created a wide variety of challenges for most of us at CIRES. To our NOAA-based people: I sincerely appreciate all you’ve done to remain productive; keep in touch with your colleagues and supervisors as you work from home, the library, or elsewhere; deal with childcare challenges; and struggle to… Read More

The Finance Office Proposal Team ( is here to assist with your proposal submissions. At this time, CU’s Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) is recommending PIs proceed with submissions despite the fact we may not have all the required information from our federal partners.  Once the government re-opens, OCG will be able to demonstrate… Read More

Tasha Snow has stepped down as CGA co-chair this semester as she starts to ramp up some exciting field work during the last year of her PhD. After a large amount of interest in the position, Ilann and Tasha have chosen Meghan Helmberger ( to take over the grad co-chair position. She is a PhD… Read More

During the shutdown, the CIRES communication team would like to hear about your upcoming paper publications and submissions, so we can continue to promote your work. Send any updates to our team at We’ll update your federal communications colleagues as we can.… Read More

Do you have more to say about the workplace culture at CIRES? Sign up for a one-hour focus group offered in three locations over January 28-31. Choose Women@CIRES, All-CIRES or request an individual conversation. These small group confidential discussions will be used to craft the CIRES D&I action plan and provide more insight into the… Read More

With just over 640 pieces of equipment to account for completing the biennial inventory is certainly a team effort. We are so appreciative of everyone’s help in coordinating, communicating , and meeting with the CIRES Finance Team to complete the full inventory. Thank you to all of you who were instrumental in getting the CIRES Biennial… Read More

We want to remind our travelers to AGU and to AMS to submit your reimbursement requests as soon as feasible. You may complete and submit a Travel Voucher and your receipts to CIRES Travel orcreate your own expense report in Concur.  Instructions on requesting travel reimbursement can be found on InsideCIRES here. Things to keep in… Read More

Many of you have contacted us regarding the upcoming deadline for receipt of Career Track reference letters and have expressed concerns that Science Advisors and/or other individuals asked to provide references are notable to perform this work due to the government shutdown. In light of the continued shutdown, we are extending the deadline for receipt… Read More

CIRES people who work on the CU Boulder schedule: Please code December 31’s holiday (the Governor’s or Chancellor’s additional holiday) as “administrative leave.”… Read More

Federal offices were ordered closed on December 5 and December 24 for the federal Day of Mourning and an additional federal holiday, respectively. CIRES Leadership decided to apply the Governor’s additional day of leave and administrative leave to these situations for all CIRES employees working at a federal location. In addition, CIRES Leadership worked with… Read More