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 ciresehr@colorado.edu *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


CIRES supports a Graduate Student Research Award program to promote student scholarship and research excellence. The goal of the program is to recognize the scholarship and merit of CIRES’ outstanding graduate students. Any current Ph.D. student that is formally supervised by a CIRES Fellow or CIRES Researcher is eligible for this one-time award opportunity. Prospective… Read More


CIRES HR has developed a Supervisor Responsibilities Checklist with detailed information on your role in the hiring process (for regular employees, temps and students), new employee onboarding, timesheet approval, performance management, ASA reviews and the promotion process. The checklist also includes valuable information on CIRES and campus resources for your employees on professional development, medical and mental… Read More


Dear students, faculty and staff, Our community continues to cope with the devastating impacts of the Marshall Fire, which recently destroyed more than a thousand homes in nearby Superior and Louisville––including the homes of dozens of faculty, staff and students who must now rebuild their lives. Given the impacts of the fire and a surge… Read More


Due to the Marshall Fire, the career track deadlines have been extended. Please see this schedule for a full listing of updated deadlines. Most of the original dates were extended by two weeks. Since monthly payroll processes mid-month, CIRES HR is still targeting salaryincreases to be effective May 1, 2022. Due to the deadline extensions,… Read More