CU Boulder and CU System have policies around Workplace Bullying and Ethical Behavior to which all employees are expected to adhere. Both also have guidance on expectations of inclusive excellence:    Workplace Bullying APS (administrative policy statement) Code of Conduct APS: Principles of Ethical Behavior Inclusive Excellence competency Colorado Creed: As a member of the Boulder community and the University of… Read More


As the new year begins, it’s important to update the status of your Disclosure of External Professional Activities (DEPA) form filed with the University. New standards have been enacted this year, which means that if your work is in any way connected to the design, conduct or reporting of research activities, you’ll want to get… Read More


Please join CIRES and CU HR and for a four part supervisor training series. Appropriate for new and continuing supervisors. Each Wednesday starting on February 10 at 10:00 am. Sessions will be approximately an hour. All sessions will be recorded and posted on insideCIRES Admin News blog as well. Topics and links below.… Read More


Save the Date! Thursday 2/4/21, 10:30 am – 12:00, via Zoom For all CIRES Principal Investigators, Early Career Scientists or anyone planning to submit proposals. The CIRES Proposal Team has organized a training session with CU’s RIO’s Proposal Writing Services. CIRES Associate Director of Science, Christine Wiedinmyer will give general tips for successful proposal writing,… Read More


The Labor Condition Application (LCA) is an application filed by prospective employers on behalf of workers applying for work authorization for the non-immigrant statuses. This posting will be posted here from January 13 to January 27 to meet immigration requirements. On January 28, the posting will be removed.… Read More


Office of Faculty Affairs recently sent out guidance to all faculty asking for completion of the FRPA. CIRES does not require completion of the FRPA for our research faculty at this time. The FRPA is primarily intended for tenure-track faculty and full-time instructors. CIRES employees are currently required to complete the DEPA and Annual Summary of Accomplishments each year, which… Read More


In May 2020 CU Boulder HR offered a one time increase of 80 hours in the maximum vacation leave accrual (to 432 from a usual cap of 352). This year no increase will be granted. This means that the cap of 352 hours of vacation will be in effect and any vacation leave accruals in… Read More


CIRES users are currently being targeted by a fraudulent email that appears to come from CIRES Director, Waleed Abdalati but is coming from the email: waleed.abdalati.colorado.edu22@gmail.com The Subject Line is listed as “Available ?” Please do not reply to this email and simply delete it. If you are ever suspicious of an email, please do not… Read More


Effective January 1, 2021, employees will be allowed to utilize their sick leave to care for a child whose childcare facility or school is closed due to the public health emergency.  Employees are entitled for up to 80 hours of sick leave (prorated based on the employee’s percent of time) and if the employee does… Read More