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


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 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


CIRES Mentoring Program launches on September 5. This 8-month program is designed to build connections across CIRES and NOAA, foster career development, and enhance a sense of community and belonging within the research institute. The program is open to all career stages from new arrivals to senior staff; new hires are especially encouraged to join.… Read More


Please join the entire CIRES community in welcoming our newest members.    Christen Cousins joined the CIRES HR team in June. Christen came to CIRES as a transfer from CU Boulder’s Biochemistry Department. Christen has been working on the CU Boulder campus for 24 years, and will primarily focus on recruiting and onboarding as well… 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


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