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


This is the regular reminder about affiliations, with some additions this spring. Please note 4 key things:  CIRES researchers should include their CIRES affiliation in all publications, conference presentations, bios, and emails. We should not represent ourselves as federal employees. For CIRES researchers at NOAA, the easiest way to do this is to use dual… 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


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. Campus-based employees: Under current circumstances, both in-person and remote regular employees… 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


We’ve updated the CIRES policy on reimbursing individual membership dues. The new text is posted in full on InsideCIRES, here: https://insidecires.colorado.edu/finance/travel/costs/. What has changed? Defined criteria for when CIRES will support the cost of individual memberships Added clarity on what CIRES defines as “presenting research” at professional conferences Added guidance for researchers who want to… Read More


Chat Transcipt 10:06:08 From Jimena Ugaz : Good morning everyone! You will receive a survey today soliciting feedback on last week’s and today’s trainings! We would appreciate your feedback, so that we can continue improving our training offerings. Survey is anonymous!10:08:40 From Lisa Bengtsson : Will these slides be available somewhere after the training?10:09:35 From… Read More


Students, faculty and staff who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine through CU Boulder can now sign up using the CU Boulder COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility and Status Update Form.  Please note, you must complete the form to add yourself to the campus vaccine eligibility list. Information gathered through the form will be used for vaccine distribution as the state… 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