The CIRES Members’ Council is pleased to announce the 17th annual CIRES Rendezvous. This institute-wide symposium will take place on Friday, May 13 with the aim of bringing awareness to the depth, breadth, and quality of the pacesetting science being done at CIRES. We hope to encourage collaborations that might result in new interdisciplinary research,… Read More

Registration is open for two new workshops in the Future of Work/Hybrid Work Training Series. This training series provides the necessary mindsets, skillsets, and strategies to better thrive in this new environment. There is no cost to attend these programs. Stay Interviews: The Proactive Strategy for Retaining High Performing Employees A stay interview is an easy-to-use tool to uncover, anticipate,… Read More

Recording of the second session of the Supervisor Training Series being offered by CIRES HR can be found here, slide deck is below. In this session, Kelly Leandro, CU HR, Principal Employee Relations Consultant, talked about Performance Management.   Kelly will focused on supervision fundamentals such as building rapport, coaching techniques, effective ways to offer… Read More

This note clarifies CIRES’ inclement weather policy, following recent policy changes from CU Boulder (here) and NOAA/DOC. Briefly: 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.  Currently, this means most NOAA-based people who are… Read More

The 2022 Supervisor Training Series was launched on February 28. The recording of the first session is available. Link is at the top of the recordings listing on this page. This training is relevant for all CIRES supervisors regardless of how long you have been a supervisor. Many things have evolved over the years on… Read More

If you supervise an international employee or employees, it is important to be aware that any anticipated changes to the position of an international employee need to be reported to CIRES HR at *before* the changes take place.  This is because most changes will require additional paperwork, and some changes may not be possible. … Read More

In May 2020 CU Boulder HR offered a one time increase of 80 hours in the maximum vacation leave accrual (to 432 from a usual cap of 352). In 2021 and this year no increase will be granted. This means that the cap of 352 hours of vacation will be in effect and any vacation… Read More

CIRES Members’ Council is now accepting nominations for the annual Outstanding Performance Awards: nomination window closes on February 7 The CIRES Outstanding Performance Awards aim to recognize novel, high-impact efforts that illustrate remarkable creativity or resourcefulness within the distinct categories of “Science and Engineering” and “Service”. If you know a CIRES member or team that made… Read More

The Innovative Research Program is designed to stimulate a creative research environment within CIRES and to encourage synergy between disciplines and research colleagues. The intent is to support small research efforts that can quickly provide concept viability or rule out further consideration. The program encourages novel, unconventional or fundamental research that might otherwise be difficult to… Read More