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


If you would like to receive updates from the CIRES Admin Blog in your email client or RSS Feed Reader you may select the link below: RSS  More information on how to add an RSS feed to Outlook. How to add an RSS feed to office 365: 1.) log into office 365 2.) Select the… Read More


CIRES IT will be performing maintenance on the CIRES website, Thursday , February 8, 2018 from 6pm-8pm. During this time the CIRES website might become unavailable (cires.colorado.edu). InsideCIRES will not be effected by this maintenance. Please contact ciresithelp@colorado.edu for more information.… 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


Your January paycheck may look a little different than December’s, primarily in federal taxes withheld. CU’s centralized payroll office implements new tax tables every January. This year, the new federal tax plan resulted in a  significant change to those tables. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Payroll at 303-860-4200, option 2.… Read More


ASA time: Compile those 2017 accomplishments We plan to update our Annual Summary of Accomplishments (ASA) system in the next few weeks to enable more efficient, mostly electronic filing of annual performance evaluations. We will send an update soon, because the self-evaluation part of your ASA—covering 2017 (January-December)— is due April 15, 2018. For now,… Read More