Dear CIRES colleagues,  Several members of CIRES administration and leadership put together brief answers to many of the questions that came up at our March Town Hall meeting at NOAA. We will review these regularly and update them as warranted; we are continually in touch with NOAA leaders on many of these issues and expect… Read More


Need a headshot for the new CIRES website or your profile? CU Boulder’s Career Services has a free photo booth. Check out this resource for free professional photos for all CIRES/CU Boulder employees.… Read More


Thank you to all who attended the CIRES at NOAA town hall on March 6, 2024. For those unable to attend the slide deck and recording are now available. CIRES Administration welcomes feedback via this survey. FAQ document will be linked here by March 21.… Read More


In January 2024, CIRES’ Tribal advisor James Rattling Leaf, Sr. visited employees on the CU Boulder campus and at DSRC. He gave two-hour-long talks aimed at educating CIRES employees about “Utilizing cultural intelligence to advance Tribal engagement and partnerships.” The session provided recommendations for working with Tribal communities based on the Cultural Intelligence framework, ultimately… Read More


The Fall 2023 ePERS are ready to certify! Employees paid through federal funds must regularly certify the effort spent on projects through ePERS: electronic Personnel Effort Reports.  We need everyone’s help getting any outstanding ePERs certified as soon as possible so that we are compliant with CU policy and federal regulations! If you’re certified already, thanks! If… Read More


This is a regular reminder about accurate affiliations in papers and elsewhere. There are a few things you should all be doing – most of you do these already, and I am grateful! This information can also be found on the CIRES Admin blog.  If you’re interested in more detail, there is a “CIESRDS naming… Read More


last updated: Wednesday, January 17, 10:30 am Shutdown averted for now Congress passed several stopgap spending measures in recent months, continuing most federal funding temporarily to avert a partial government shutdown. Please continue to watch this space for updates. The guidance below is still relevant if a partial shutdown impacting NOAA (Department of Commerce) occurs.… Read More


The new calendar year for DEPA certifications has begun as of January 16, 2024. All faculty, research faculty, and any other employee/student with responsibility for the purpose, design, conduct or reporting of research are considered essential to the research process. These individuals must disclose in the Disclosure of External Professional Activities (DEPA) form any significant… Read More