Dear Campus Employees, Per guidance from CU Alerts, some threats were made to Denver campuses, though there is no perceived threat to the Boulder campus. Out of an abundance of caution, campus is asking that everyone work remotely this afternoon. We ask that CIRES employees follow this guidance. Thank you, CIRES HR… Read More


As you finish out your ASA process for 2022, please remember that the rating sheet and supervisor’s assessment that is generated at the end of the process needs to be signed by the employee and supervisor (both pages) and routed to HR for uploading to your personnel record. Please see these step-by-step instructions on how… Read More


As you prepare for the upcoming performance evaluation discussions and related ASA supervisor assessments, CIRES HR would like to share tips and related guidance to support this work. This communication provides advice on evaluating performance in the context of the ongoing pandemic and yet another challenging year with the Marshall Fire and other world events.… Read More


Update July 14: impacted employees and supervisors have been consulted. Please stay tuned for further updates on this policy as they are available. The University of Colorado Boulder’s International Student and Scholar Services has informed CIRES HR that any new exchange visitors in J-1 (BridgeUSA) status will be required to work on-site (not remotely) for… Read More


In light of recent updates coming for the campus telework and remote work paperwork, and the fact that the DSRC is still at high levels of COVID and only essential workers are expected in the building, CIRES is extending the deadline to submit and approve telework agreements and remote work requests until later this summer.… 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