Have you completed your self assessment (ASA) yet? These reports, covering your Jan 2017-June 2018 successes, are due to your supervisor by July 31 (earlier for some units), and are required of all employees hired before May 1. It is essential you file this report on time. Learn more on InsideCIRES and please contact your… Read More


Your assessments are due August 15. Please consider carefully how you rank your supervisees and read the University’s description of each level (below). For example, an employee who periodically exceeds expectations and whose work is of high quality in all areas should receive a 3. This reminder is part of an effort to create greater… Read More


Check your publications carefully this year, which is a confusing one, because your ASA covers 2017 and part of 2018. Please file your publications (or ensure that they are filed) under the correct calendar year—the one when the paper, database, etc. published—and check for duplicates. If you encounter problems, send a note to ciresithelp@colorado.edu and… Read More


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