last updated: Monday, October 2, 245 pm Shutdown averted for now Congress has passed a stopgap spending measure, continuing most federal funding until November 17 and averting a partial government for now. Please watch this space for updates in early-mid November. Below, we’ve preserved guidance that may become relevant at that point… ———————————————————————————————- The answers… Read More

Dear CIRES Colleagues,    We’ve had a few inquiries about email signature lines. Here are some quick suggestions, from the CIRES IT and Comms teams, and some examples follow:   Use – format for any phone numbers: xxx-xxx-xxxx  Identify yourself as a CIRES/CU Boulder person; if you work in a NOAA lab, be careful not to suggest… Read More

We hope you enjoyed a sneak peek at the CIRES website during the September 20 Town Hall. As promised, directions for updating your profile: Log into InsideCIRES ( “CIRES Profile” and click the blue “Manage Profile” button. Begin filling things out. Most of the content up top is pre-filled from official HR data, but you can choose to display your pronouns if… Read More

Effective September 1, 2023, all rental car reservations for official university business travel must be made in Concur or with Christopherson Business Travel (CBT) directly. This includes any reservations for non-employee guest travelers. If you book the rental car directly with Christopherson Business Travel (CBT) a $20 service fee will also be charged. The discount… Read More

Starting at 12 p.m. Friday, October 6 through 8 a.m. Monday October 9, Concur will be unavailable for the entire CU System. This planned outage is because University Information Services (UIS) will move physical equipment to a new, modern facility on the Anschutz Medical Campus. During this time, no international travel requests will be able… Read More

Libby O’Neall joined the Post Award Team as a Finance Coordinator on September 5. Libby is a recent graduate of CU Boulder. During her undergrad, she worked in CMCI as a finance assistant.  Lauren Stockwell joined the Post Award Team as a finance manager on September 11. Lauren has worked at CU since 2018. She… Read More

CIRES HR is pleased to inform you of significant changes to CU Boulder’s leave policy in response to recent legislative updates in Colorado. These updates, effective as of August 2023, provide employees with expanded options for utilizing their accrued personal sick leave. We believe these changes will better support our community during challenging times and… Read More

NOAA Weather Program Office NOFO The Weather Program Office notice of funding opportunity for FY 2024 is now open (NOAA-OAR-WPO-2024-2008082). Prior to submitting a full proposal for the Climate Testbed (CTB) and Fire Weather competitions identified in this announcement, all PIs are strongly encouraged (but not required) to submit a preapplication to NOAA in the… Read More

In September 2023, we are changing how we send important messages to CIRES employees. Emails you’re used to, such as Weekly Events, Admin News, BUZZ, as well as key updates from the Director, HR, and other groups, will now come from Constant Contact (instead of MailChimp).  On September 8, we sent BUZZ from this new platform.… Read More

AGU Fall 2023 Meeting San Francisco, CA & Online Everywhere, December 11-15, 2023 AMS 2024 104th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD & Online, January 28 – February 1, 2024 If you plan to attend a conference in person, you must complete a CIRES Employee Travel Request via Inside CIRES and seek approval from CIRES Travel prior to… Read More