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


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


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


Struggling to figure out how to print your poster for AMS, given the federal shutdown and unavailability of NOAA printers? CIRES IT maintains a terrific plotter/printer and has information about other options as well; please request help printing by submitting a note to ciresithelp@colorado.edu.… Read More


Some of you, working in various NOAA groups, have gotten divergent guidance from federal leaders about whether you can use your NOAA.gov gmail and other Google Suite services during the partial government shutdown. I am grateful for all of you who are sending in notes that help us understand this diversity of federal guidance. We… Read More


The U.S. government has partially shut down. You are not a federal employee and you have the support of CIRES and University of Colorado Boulder administrative staff. You should continue to work, and you can expect your paycheck to arrive on time, as usual. However, there are things you cannot do during a shutdown. Most… Read More


Dear CIRES Colleagues, A partial government shutdown seems likely at this point. We will continue to monitor the dynamic situation in Washington, DC, and plan to update InsideCIRES and the Admin Blog as warranted. It is feasible we will not have any news for you before 10 pm tonight (midnight Eastern), so as you leave… Read More