To propose additional resource links, please email ciresnews@colorado.edu or ciresithelp@colorado.edu. And please consider reporting your status to CIRES/CU Boulder (entirely voluntary, shared only with CIRES and CU Boulder leadership). CU Boulder’s fire resources page has a comprehensive list of resources, including how to request a WiFi hot spot. FEMA Disaster Assistance CU Boulder Staff &… Read More


Please make note of several important changes in 2021’s Christmas and New Years holidays for the CU Boulder campus. –Friday, Dec. 24: CU Boulder campus OPEN; NOAA offices CLOSED–Monday, December 27: CU Boulder campus CLOSED; NOAA offices OPEN–Tuesday, December 28: CU Boulder campus CLOSED; NOAA offices OPEN–Friday, December 31: CU Boulder campus AND NOAA offices… Read More


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


February 14, 2022 UPDATE: Please see the newest inclement weather guidance here. 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.… 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