Attention CIRES Procurement Card holders! CIRES Finance is making a change to our P-Card report reviewing process in Concur. On Monday, June 4, 2018, all CIRES P-Card holders will have their Approving Official changed to Nikki Joy, our Property & Purchasing Manager.  To facilitate this change, please submit your May Procurement Card report by Friday,… Read More


The first-ever CIRES Culture Survey is open for your feedback. The Culture Survey, administered by CU’s Institutional Research (IR), will identify and determine the extent of any workplace culture issues within CIRES, and inform programs and policies so that CIRES is a great place to work for everyone. Check your email inbox for a message… Read More


CIRES’ Innovative Research Program is designed to stimulate a creative research environment within CIRES and to encourage synergy between disciplines and research colleagues. The program encourages novel, unconventional or fundamental research that might otherwise be difficult to fund: Applications are due March 26, 2018.… Read More


Best part of February in the CIRES Comms office? Ogling more than 250 images submitted by 64 CIRES photographers competing for “wall rights” in the the 2018 photo contest. Twelve winners will have their work reproduced and hung in the hallways of the third floor of Ekeley. Judging takes place in early March, and we… Read More


Have you updated your Disclosure of External Professional Activities (DEPA) for this year? Your 2018 DEPA must be updated and on file prior to being able to accept new funding, or submit a new proposal. To complete your DEPA, log in to MyCUInfo at http://mycuinfo.colorado.edu/. Click on CU Resources or, if that does not appear… Read More


As you may be aware, this year CIRES is adjusting our performance evaluation (ASA) schedule for research faculty to align with the University’s schedule.  February 21, Lucia Harrop, Nate Campbell and I presented the new schedule to CIRES members who work at NOAA. We will schedule a time to present this information to CIRES members on the UCB campus in the near… Read More


Happy February 7! We are all awaiting a decision from Congress and the Administration tomorrow/Thursday, to see if a government shutdown can be averted.  Director Waleed Abdalati plans to send an all-CIRES note once we have more information and if it appears a shutdown is imminent. Meanwhile, check out this post for our updated guidance from federal partners .… Read More


Think you can get a better airplane ticket deal online than through CU’s designated providers? Be careful! If you can get a significantly better deal, please follow the instructions below—the CU Procurement Service Center is cracking down on internet airfare purchases that do not comply with requirements. You may not be reimbursed unless you: Obtain… Read More


The CIRES Proposal Team  works with CIRES PIs, researchers, and CU’s Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) to formally submit proposals. OCG requests that we provide the final budget, budget justification and signed Proposal Submission Request form 5 business days before the proposal deadline. To meet this requirement and provide you the best level of… Read More


Do you hire students? If so: CU Boulder released a new, simplified on-campus student hourly pay plan last fall, and all groups on campus, including CIRES, must be in compliance soon. The new system should make it easier for you to give student workers pay increases, but it requires some action on your part. You… Read More