Hello CIRES colleagues, During this week’s Town Hall meeting, there were some questions about on-campus parking options for those who will begin returning to campus in the coming months. We contacted Parking Services and received the following answers to some of the questions that were asked: Question:  Is there a part-time or hybrid-employee parking permit… Read More


The University of Colorado experienced a cyber attack on a vulnerability in software provided by third-party vendor Accellion, which alerted the university in late January. CU is one of many Accellion customers that were affected by the attack. We believe personally identifiable information from students, employees and others may have been compromised. The Office of… Read More


CU Boulder has many dedicated support and advocacy support resources available for the campus community. Individuals can access the full list of services here. For specific ways to help trauma survivors please visit this link. The Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) and the Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) are available to assist faculty, staff and students. FSAP and OVA… Read More


This is a reminder (in this strange year) that CIRES staff based at CU Boulder have a holiday on Friday, March 26. Although students’ Spring Break is disrupted this year, staff and research scientists still get a day off. NOAA-based CIRES people who follow the federal schedule do not get this holiday.… Read More


This is the regular reminder about affiliations, with some additions this spring. Please note 4 key things:  CIRES researchers should include their CIRES affiliation in all publications, conference presentations, bios, and emails. We should not represent ourselves as federal employees. For CIRES researchers at NOAA, the easiest way to do this is to use dual… Read More


CU Boulder has granted discretion to departments and institutes to set our own policies around people taking time off to get vaccinated. CIRES policy is the following: Please either 1) adjust your work schedule to get the vaccine without taking time off, or 2) if time doesn’t allow for such adjustment, use sick leave.… Read More


We are aware that there are people who work in the DSRC building who have concerns about the weekly testing on campus and that it may introduce unnecessary risk by placing you in proximity to students and others on campus, when their work would otherwise not require such additional exposure. I understand and appreciate this. Having… Read More


Dear CIRES Colleagues,  Please take a moment to read through three COVID-related updates, even though some may not pertain to you—yet. Some of you may also be receiving information from your departments; please forgive any redundancy. And also, keep in mind that any presence in a campus building requires approval through the return-to-work process. First:… Read More


Students, faculty and staff who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine through CU Boulder can now sign up using the CU Boulder COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility and Status Update Form.  Please note, you must complete the form to add yourself to the campus vaccine eligibility list. Information gathered through the form will be used for vaccine distribution as the state… Read More