UPDATED APRIL 28 with NEW FORM. Click here or on the thumbnail below to download the form you must fill out for COVID-19-related leave. Note: this form is required for several categories of leave: a) if you cannot fulfill your work duties from home; if you are advised to self-quarantine because of COVID-19 symptoms or… Read More


Dear CIRES Colleagues, I hope today’s note finds you all healthy and figuring out how to work—and more importantly live—productively. If you are struggling in any way, please reach out to your friends and colleagues and check out the growing number of resources CU Boulder has made available: https://www.colorado.edu/hr/. Of note: New self-care resources. I’m writing today… Read More


CIRES Director Waleed Abdalati will host a virtual town hall Tuesday, April 14; this one has capacity to support all of us: those who normally work on CU Boulder campus and those based out of DSRC. The CIRES senior management team will be there to help address concerns and questions as best we can. As usual,… Read More


Please Zoom in for informal discussion and connection with the CIRES senior management team: Christine Wiedinmyer, Science Gretchen Richard, Finance Angela Knight, Human Resources Katy Human, Communications Nate Campbell, Information Technology https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/118048941 or 1-669-900-6833, meeting id 118048941 This is an informal gathering, an opportunity to ask questions or simply share experiences. We want to keep in… Read More


Dear CIRES Community, Many of you are asking questions about the meaning of the merit pool section of the Administrative eMemo sent yesterday, April 2 (email from: Administrative eMemo, linked here). Specifically: Will there be no merit raises in October? This question is under assessment by the CU Boulder Research & Innovation Office. We likely won’t… Read More


Dear CIRES Community, We want to follow-up from yesterday’s Town Halls to reinforce leave tracking and timesheet protocols for March and April, with more details to come. For the March leave report, Admin Leave is not yet available. Please use Sick Leave when you were ill or when you took care of a sick relative, and obviously, use Vacation Leave when you were on vacation. If you were not able to fulfill some of your regular work… Read More