This is an update to our regular reminder about affiliations. Please note 4 key things:  As of September 1, 2022, most CIRES researchers at NOAA are funded under a new cooperative agreement (CA) and should acknowledge our new CA in all papers. In some cases, you should also include support of the old CA, too,… Read More


As campus previously reported, this year, the Board of Regents have approved a base building 3% merit pool for eligible faculty and university staff employed as of Sept. 1, 2022, effective Jan. 1, 2023. A merit increase is tied to performance from this past performance cycle, July 1 – June 30, 2022. Pay increases for… Read More


For the period beginning July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) prompt in the Annual Summary of Accomplishments will be in the “please complete” portion of the ASA rather than among the optional prompts. Responses will be used to understand CIRES DEI activity overall and as a support for… Read More


CU Boulder leadership has given employees three extra days of administrative leave this season, to focus on family, friends, personal health and well-being: November 23 and December 28 and 29. Some details: This additional time off applies to all leave-eligible CIRES employees who work at CU Boulder and NOAA.   The funding for this leave will… Read More


If you normally work at the NOAA labs, please follow your laboratory/center’s closure and telework policy. If you normally work on CU Boulder campus, please follow CU Boulder’s policy.  This means most NOAA-based people who are approved to work remotely are expected to work through inclement weather closures (whether called by NOAA or CU Boulder… Read More


CU Boulder has expanded eligibility to the Parental Leave Benefit. This expands eligibility and is retroactive to January 1, 2022 and includes new employee types. Please see this article for more details. If you were not eligible under the previous parental leave policy, but are under the expanded definitions, please reach out to cireshr@colorado.edu.… Read More


CU Boulder campus announced on October 3 that it would be issuing a $1,300, one-time targeted retention payment to regular salaried employees including research faculty, tenure track faculty, and university staff employed with the university as of September 1, 2022.   Eligible employees will receive the retention payment with their end-of-October 2022 paychecks. The payment amount… Read More


Free flu shot clinics started at CU Boulder campus on October 10. If you are located at NOAA, be aware that the Health Unit is no longer offering flu shots to affiliates or contractors in the building. Flu shots are free for any employee under any of the CU Boulder insurance plans, or $39 for… Read More


Virtual vs. In-Person Attendance. If you plan to attend a conference in-person, you will need to complete a CIRES Employee Travel Request via Inside CIRES and seek approval from CIRES Travel. If you are planning to attend a conference virtually, you do not need to seek travel approval from CIRES Travel. When attending a conference,… Read More


CIRES has updated its process related to work modality agreements to align with new campus protocols. This includes an updated online work modality agreement form, to be completed by an employee to request a hybrid, in-person, or fully remote work agreement.  The employee should consult with their supervisor in advance of completing an agreement.  Supervisors… Read More