Some of you, working in various NOAA groups, have gotten divergent guidance from federal leaders about whether you can use your 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

As many of you already know, President Trump has declared December 24, 2018, a federal holiday and has ordered Federal offices closed. CIRES Leadership recognizes the impact of this announcement on our employees and had decided to make December 24 an additional day of leave for all CIRES employees working at a federal location. To… Read More

Dear CIRES Colleagues, Once again, we are approaching a critical time by which Congress must take action to avert a partial government shutdown that would go into effect Friday at midnight. At this point, a shutdown does not seem likely, but given the possibility, I wanted to send this guidance now, so you can plan… Read More

All letters of reference for employees requesting consideration of promotion under Career Track must be received by January 18, 2019. Extensions to this deadline cannot be provided due to the tight timelines of this process so please encourage those providing references to meet this deadline. If you are unclear about whether a requested reference has… Read More

For CIRES employees working at a federal location: CIRES leadership worked with the University of Colorado Boulder Department of Human Resources and decided to apply Governor Hickenlooper’s additional day of leave to December 5.  To properly document this on your timesheet, please enter “Administrative Leave” for December 5, 2018. Contact CIRES HR with any questions.… Read More

CU Boulder’s new policy on paid parental leave, effective November 1, grants eligible employees―including university staff, research faculty and some non-tenure track nine-month faculty―six weeks of paid parental leave, to be used within one year of a birth, adoption or foster placement. The new paid leave benefit runs concurrently with and expands the current benefit… Read More

CIRES Education & Outreach team is looking for science mentors to guide Colorado community college students through an authentic research project this summer. Research Experiences for Community College Students (RECCS) allows community college students to explore environmental or geosciences and gain the confidence to transition to a four-year program in the STEM (Science Technology Engineering… Read More

CIRES scientists, developers, IT experts, engineers, postdocs: Get a researcher webpage! Highlight your education, publications, awards and other successes. We can help you set up an automatic publications list. Start by going here: and click on “Request a CIRES Profile.” If you have a page that needs an update or a photo: Update now!… Read More