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 pandemic, in addition to suggestions for a more inclusive and equitable approach to performance evaluations… Read More


The deadline for the 2020-2021 Annual Summary of Accomplishments (ASA) employee portion is June 30. The ASA is a yearly requirement for all CIRES research faculty and staff hired prior to July 1, 2021. Full details on the ASA process, deadlines and instructions are on the insideCIRES ASA app. If you were unable to attend an ASA overview sessions, recordings are… Read More


Many of you have seen the notification that the Board of Regents approved a 2% campus-wide post-pandemic payment for faculty, researchers, and university staff (for most of us, these payments will be ~2% of our 6-month salaries, or ~1% of annual or academic-year-based salary). As confirmed in today’s email from the Chancellor, this payment will be made using CU… 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


CU Boulder has many dedicated support and advocacy support resources available for the campus community. Individuals can access the full list of services here. For specific ways to help trauma survivors please visit this link. The Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) and the Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) are available to assist faculty, staff and students. FSAP and OVA… Read More


This is a reminder (in this strange year) that CIRES staff based at CU Boulder have a holiday on Friday, March 26. Although students’ Spring Break is disrupted this year, staff and research scientists still get a day off. NOAA-based CIRES people who follow the federal schedule do not get this holiday.… Read More


February 14, 2022 UPDATE: Please see the newest inclement weather guidance here. Given the potential for inclement weather over the weekend and into Monday, this is a reminder of the current weather-related protocols for campus and DSRC-based employees.  DSRC-based employees: Follow local guidance from NOAA building regarding delays and closures. Employees should be prepared to work remotely as appropriate.… Read More


CIRES Annual Summary of Accomplishments (ASA) are due on June 30. Two recorded training sessions are offered. For employees working embedded in the NOAA labs. Recording can be viewed here. Slides at the link below. For employees who work on CU campus: recording can be viewed here. Slides are at the link below. These trainings… Read More


CU Boulder and CU System have policies around Workplace Bullying and Ethical Behavior to which all employees are expected to adhere. Both also have guidance on expectations of inclusive excellence:    Workplace Bullying APS (administrative policy statement) Code of Conduct APS: Principles of Ethical Behavior Inclusive Excellence competency Colorado Creed: As a member of the Boulder community and the University of… Read More


Avoid getting a big packet of benefits notices and forms in the mail from CU this year. With digital delivery, these notices are delivered via email and store electronically in your employee portal. Enroll in digital delivery for your 2021 notices by Feb. 1.  Why do I receive these forms and notices? The University of Colorado is legally required to provide… Read More