As noted earlier this spring in Town Halls and a CIRES blog post, the Regents decided against raises for most CU Boulder faculty and university staff this year. You can read more about their decision here. The decision for merit increases (the only type of annual raises the CU system allows for university staff and… Read More


Given the potential for inclement weather over the weekend and into Monday, this is a reminder of the current weather-related protocols for campus and DSRC-based employees.  DSRC-based employees: Follow local guidance from NOAA building regarding delays and closures. Employees should be prepared to work remotely as appropriate. Campus-based employees: Under current circumstances, both in-person and remote regular employees… Read More


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


The best resources for travel information during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are: CU PSC COVID Travel webpage: https://www.cu.edu/psc/travel/psc-updates-related-coronavirus-travel CU Boulder and RIO Travel Information webpage: https://www.colorado.edu/coronavirus-updates/research-continuity CIRES Travel Team: email cirestravel@colorado.edu As of April 2021, domestic trips no longer require high-risk approval, however, all travel requests are still reviewed and approved by both the CIRES… Read More


June UPDATE: Administrative Leave for COVID-19 ended May 31, 2020.  FFCRA –Families First Coronavirus Response Act is still effective, but there are changes to related compensation as outlined below. The funding source for costs continue to be your sponsored funds, if allowable: Emergency Sick Leave Employee will still receive full pay (up to 80 hours… Read More


UPDATED APRIL 28 with NEW FORM. Click here or on the thumbnail below to download the form you must fill out for COVID-19-related leave. Note: this form is required for several categories of leave: a) if you cannot fulfill your work duties from home; if you are advised to self-quarantine because of COVID-19 symptoms or… Read More


Dear CIRES Community:  As you know, CIRES and the university have moved all non-critical operations online for the time being, due to the current COVID-19 situation. The need for social distancing determines that we work from home at least until the mandatory remote phase comes to an end. While some members of our institute may… Read More