As campus previously reported, this year, the Board of Regents have approved a base building 3% merit pool for eligible faculty and university staff employed as of Sept. 1, 2022, effective Jan. 1, 2023. A merit increase is tied to performance from this past performance cycle, July 1 – June 30, 2022. Pay increases 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


CU Boulder has expanded eligibility to the Parental Leave Benefit. This expands eligibility and is retroactive to January 1, 2022 and includes new employee types. Please see this article for more details. If you were not eligible under the previous parental leave policy, but are under the expanded definitions, please reach out to cireshr@colorado.edu.… 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


CIRES has updated its process related to work modality agreements to align with new campus protocols. This includes an updated online work modality agreement form, to be completed by an employee to request a hybrid, in-person, or fully remote work agreement.  The employee should consult with their supervisor in advance of completing an agreement.  Supervisors… 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