Dear CIRES Colleagues, As many of you have seen, CU Boulder campus is opening back up, and I wanted to explain what that means for CIRES and for you and your colleagues. This remains an evolving situation, and I expect things will shift. We will do our best to deliver timely updates by email and blog post, and please… Read More

CU Boulder Human Resources is offering three briefings for managers and supervisors regarding remote working and alternative work schedule guidelines and policies.  After the session, participants will be able to: Explain the guiding principles and guidance for remote working and alternative work schedules Apply the guidance and tools to begin the planning process for their… Read More

The University of Colorado announced on April 28 that its four campuses and system administration will require all students, faculty and staff to have COVID vaccinations before the start of fall semester 2021. CU’s president and campus chancellors made the decision after consulting state and local health departments, as well as CU experts. More about the… 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

Completion of the NOAA COVID-19 Safety Orientation (regardless of whether you are returning to physically occupy the NOAA building) is mandatory. The Deadline is September 30. Those with access to the Commerce Learning Center (CLC) can access the course directly from this link; for those without CLC access, you can access the course here.  We… Read More

System Administration Human Resources and the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center have teamed up to re-run three virtual workshops for employees Sept. 22-24. Alex Yannacone, MA, director of Education and Community Programs at the CU Anschutz-based center, will lead each workshop. Space is limited. Learn more about the webinars and register for a spot at the one… Read More

Employers have the option to take part in offering a deferral of payroll tax to employees.  However, the CU System (all four campuses) is not allowing any deferral of payroll tax, so there is no option nor impact to any employees system wide. The original White House memorandum can be found here.… Read More