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


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


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


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


Please see this link for the updated policy. Below information is for historical purposes only. 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… 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