Effective July 29, 2021 at 6:00am, all Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors, regardless of vaccinations status, are required to wear a mask inside the DSRC.  Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must also maintain physical distancing. The DSRC remains in Phase 1.  All other COVID policies and procedures remain in effect as outlined in… Read More


CIRES HR invites you to check out the new professional development course offerings for fall through CU Boulder HR. Included are D&I, including Allyship, Being an Inclusive Leader, and Making Virtual Meetings Inclusive, Self Care and more.  Please see full course listings and registration page here.… Read More


CIRES HR would like to remind you of the Annual Leave Certification process, which must be completed by August 31. The leave certification process is set by Board of Regents Policy. All leave eligible employees are required to do this each year. CU System website with full leave certification FAQ can be found here. Detailed instructions on how to access… Read More


CU Boulder faculty, staff, and students should note that while the declaration of a state of emergency is no longer in effect for Colorado, the federal Public Health Emergency remains in effect through at least October 18, 2021. Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) remains in effect until at least four weeks after the federal Public… Read More


InsideCIRES has a new online tool to track remote work agreements, for now, it is only for CU Boulder-based CIRES employees. With many work schedules and locations changing soon with the return to campus, it’s important that we have your regular schedule and locations on file. For safety and emergency contact purposes, all CIRES employees must complete… Read More


COVID has presented unprecedented stressors on our community and CIRES has shared numerous resources available for employees. To reference these resources see this blog post. For those who are not employees, such as students working with CIRES mentors, or family members outside the CU system, there are free resources available for you. Please see below… Read More


As you prepare for the upcoming performance evaluation discussions and related ASA supervisor assessments, CIRES HR would like to share tips and related guidance to support this work. This communication provides advice on evaluating performance in the context of the pandemic, in addition to suggestions for a more inclusive and equitable approach to performance evaluations… Read More


Dear Colleagues, We want to provide you with an update on COVID-related operational guidance from CU Boulder, as of July 1. Masks: Masks or facial coverings are no longer required indoors on the CU Boulder campus, including CIRES units, as of July 1. Inside CIRES facilities, masks or facial coverings are still strongly encouraged for individuals who are… Read More


Not sure if you need to complete the ASA? Most CIRES researchers do complete the ASA, this includes Associate Scientists, Research Scientists, and Post-Docs. Those who do not complete the ASA are temporary researchers, hourly employees, student employees, regular faculty, VFPs, NRC and visiting fellows. If you still aren’t sure email cireshr@colorado.edu.… Read More


The deadline for the 2020-2021 Annual Summary of Accomplishments (ASA) employee portion is June 30. The ASA is a yearly requirement for all CIRES research faculty and staff hired prior to July 1, 2021. Full details on the ASA process, deadlines and instructions are on the insideCIRES ASA app. If you were unable to attend an ASA overview sessions, recordings are… Read More