In light of recent updates coming for the campus telework and remote work paperwork, and the fact that the DSRC is still at high levels of COVID and only essential workers are expected in the building, CIRES is extending the deadline to submit and approve telework agreements and remote work requests until later this summer.… Read More


Juneteenth, which recognizes the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, is now an official state holiday in Colorado. CIRES members who follow the CU Boulder holiday schedule can see this article for details. NOAA-embedded staff who observe the federal holiday schedule will note that MyLeave already includes a Juneteenth holiday on June 20 this year. For CU Boulder Campus located… Read More


CIRES finance director, Gretchen Richard, is retiring this month after a long and successful career with CU, the vast majority of which has been spent at CIRES. Andy Wang is now serving as the Interim Finance Liaison until the CIRES Finance Director position is filled. See below for full finance contacts: Proposals: CIRESProposals@colorado.edu Travel: CIRESTravel@colorado.edu… Read More


Waleed has delegated the task of deciding the appropriate mix of in-person vs. remote work to supervisors. Along with the work itself, supervisors at NOAA may need to take federal colleagues’ schedules and needs into account, as well as the needs of the larger CIRES team and equity of direct reports. Waleed spoke to this… Read More


Revised April 20, 2022 to Include NOAA Based Employees For CU Boulder Campus-Based Employees This post is in followup to CIRES Director Waleed Abdalati’s request—made during the February Town Hall—that CIRES people working on CU Boulder campus should have begun to implement the return-to-work plans–which capture your weekly work modalities–made with supervisors. If you need… Read More


Beginning April 1 permanent faculty, staff and graduate students on appointment have access to an extended benefit for back-up care using CU Boulder’s existing Bright Horizons partnership. This new benefit includes discounted back-up care for children, dependents and parents, as well as discounts on tutoring and camps, and the benefit is in partnership with Bright… Read More


Job Announcement:  As part of its plans to propose new Center for Social and Environmental Futures (C-SEF), the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences seeks internal CU Boulder candidates for the following summer/fall 2022 positions: C-SEF Research Fellows We seek up to three scholars who are currently researchers in CIRES who wish to collaborate with C-SEF during summer and/or fall… Read More


This is CIRES’ regular reminder about affiliations. Please note 3 key things:  CIRES researchers should include their CIRES affiliation in all publications, conference presentations, bios, and emails.  For CIRES researchers at NOAA, the easiest way to do this is to use dual affiliations: 1=Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, CU Boulder [or: CIRES, University… Read More


Masks are currently not required at either CU Boulder campus or the David Skaggs Research Center (NOAA)—and policies at either place may change. Learn more about CU Boulder policy at this link, and the DSRC site status page will be updated with mask policy relevant for CIRES’ NOAA-based employees.… Read More