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


Dear CIRES Colleagues, In light of three things—the novel coronavirus circulating in our community, the Governor’s declaration of emergency, and direction from University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano—I encourage all CIRES employees working on campus and at the David Skaggs Research Center who can perform their work from home to begin doing so as soon as possible, and by… Read More


Dear CIRES Colleagues,  Coronavirus and COVID-19 are on many of our minds these days, and I wanted to reach out with an update on the steps we’re taking to complement campus efforts. Your health and safety are of great concern to me, as is your ability to conduct your work—whether in the NOAA building or… Read More


From: Trusted OAR Sender – NOAA Service Account <trusted.oar.sender@noaa.gov>Date: March 4, 2020 at 3:07:35 PM MSTTo: _OAR ALL <oar.all@noaa.gov>Cc: Craig McLean – NOAA Federal <craig.mclean@noaa.gov>Subject:Update from OAR AA Craig McLean Dear OAR Colleagues, Your OAR leadership team is continuing to monitor information and events related to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As NOAA works to establish consistent measures and policies… Read More


Update (1/9/2020): OIT was able to get the network back up and running. Please be aware that CIRES IT was ready to make changes to infrastructure this morning if the outage continued, in order to bring back InsideCIRES and the CIRES data feeds. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience that… Read More


When CU Boulder or NOAA campuses are closed for inclement weather, administrative leave is granted to regular employees for their scheduled work hours during the period of closure. When paid administrative leave is granted as a result of a campus closure, the paid administrative leave needs to be entered in the timesheet only for overtime-eligible… Read More


Dear CIRES Colleagues, So! After today’s announcement by the President and positive signals from Congressional leaders, the federal government is poised to reopen fully under spending bills that would be effective for three weeks, until February 15. Those of you who have been working outside your normal offices and laboratories, with limited or no access… Read More


The partial federal government shutdown has created a wide variety of challenges for most of us at CIRES. To our NOAA-based people: I sincerely appreciate all you’ve done to remain productive; keep in touch with your colleagues and supervisors as you work from home, the library, or elsewhere; deal with childcare challenges; and struggle to… Read More


Federal offices were ordered closed on December 5 and December 24 for the federal Day of Mourning and an additional federal holiday, respectively. CIRES Leadership decided to apply the Governor’s additional day of leave and administrative leave to these situations for all CIRES employees working at a federal location. In addition, CIRES Leadership worked with… Read More