CU Boulder will return to requiring masks in public indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status as of Aug. 13, 2021. Considering the increasing rates of the COVID-19 delta variant, this decision was made to support the public health and safety of our community and support a consistent in-person experience this semester. Campus officials have consulted… Read More


Starting this week, you will see a new feature in CIRES event emails: ICS files. CIRES Communications is creating these calendar event files for your convenience—they may help you quickly import events like CIRES Town Halls or seminars into your personal calendars.   What’s an ICS File?  An ICS file is a calendar file saved… Read More


Effective July 29, 2021 at 6:00am, all Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors, regardless of vaccinations status, are required to wear a mask inside the DSRC.  Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must also maintain physical distancing. The DSRC remains in Phase 1.  All other COVID policies and procedures remain in effect as outlined in… Read More


CIRES HR invites you to check out the new professional development course offerings for fall through CU Boulder HR. Included are D&I, including Allyship, Being an Inclusive Leader, and Making Virtual Meetings Inclusive, Self Care and more.  Please see full course listings and registration page here.… Read More


CIRES HR would like to remind you of the Annual Leave Certification process, which must be completed by August 31. Detailed instructions on how to access leave records to verify and submit certification can be found in the guide below.  CU sent out certification instructions that contain an error, so be sure to use the CIRES… Read More


CU Boulder faculty, staff, and students should note that while the declaration of a state of emergency is no longer in effect for Colorado, the federal Public Health Emergency remains in effect through at least October 18, 2021. Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) remains in effect until at least four weeks after the federal Public… Read More


As we gear up for a fall start there are some updates of your options for getting to and parking on campus. CU Boulder has developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions to assist you in determining what options will work best for you. Whether you plan to bus, bike, vanpool or drive a personal vehicle to… Read More


We’re hosting some Travel Q&A sessions and a step-by-step training as we begin to return to regular research operations, including resumption of domestic and international travel. If you have questions about an upcoming trip, attending virtual conferences, requesting approval or reimbursement for travel, please drop by our Q&A sessions on July 27 and September 14:… Read More


As noted earlier this spring in Town Halls and a CIRES blog post, the Regents decided against raises for most CU Boulder faculty and university staff this year. You can read more about their decision here. The decision for merit increases (the only type of annual raises the CU system allows for university staff and… Read More