CIRES people who work on the CU Boulder schedule: Please code December 31’s holiday (the Governor’s or Chancellor’s additional holiday) as “administrative leave.”… Read More


Federal offices were ordered closed on December 5 and December 24 for the federal Day of Mourning and an additional federal holiday, respectively. CIRES Leadership decided to apply the Governor’s additional day of leave and administrative leave to these situations for all CIRES employees working at a federal location. In addition, CIRES Leadership worked with… Read More


Struggling to figure out how to print your poster for AMS, given the federal shutdown and unavailability of NOAA printers? CIRES IT maintains a terrific plotter/printer and has information about other options as well; please request help printing by submitting a note to ciresithelp@colorado.edu.… Read More


Some of you, working in various NOAA groups, have gotten divergent guidance from federal leaders about whether you can use your NOAA.gov gmail and other Google Suite services during the partial government shutdown. I am grateful for all of you who are sending in notes that help us understand this diversity of federal guidance. We… Read More


The U.S. government has partially shut down. You are not a federal employee and you have the support of CIRES and University of Colorado Boulder administrative staff. You should continue to work, and you can expect your paycheck to arrive on time, as usual. However, there are things you cannot do during a shutdown. Most… Read More


Dear CIRES Colleagues, A partial government shutdown seems likely at this point. We will continue to monitor the dynamic situation in Washington, DC, and plan to update InsideCIRES and the Admin Blog as warranted. It is feasible we will not have any news for you before 10 pm tonight (midnight Eastern), so as you leave… Read More


As many of you already know, President Trump has declared December 24, 2018, a federal holiday and has ordered Federal offices closed. CIRES Leadership recognizes the impact of this announcement on our employees and had decided to make December 24 an additional day of leave for all CIRES employees working at a federal location. To… Read More


Dear CIRES Colleagues, Once again, we are approaching a critical time by which Congress must take action to avert a partial government shutdown that would go into effect Friday at midnight. At this point, a shutdown does not seem likely, but given the possibility, I wanted to send this guidance now, so you can plan… Read More


All letters of reference for employees requesting consideration of promotion under Career Track must be received by January 18, 2019. Extensions to this deadline cannot be provided due to the tight timelines of this process so please encourage those providing references to meet this deadline. If you are unclear about whether a requested reference has… Read More


For CIRES employees working at a federal location: CIRES leadership worked with the University of Colorado Boulder Department of Human Resources and decided to apply Governor Hickenlooper’s additional day of leave to December 5.  To properly document this on your timesheet, please enter “Administrative Leave” for December 5, 2018. Contact CIRES HR with any questions.… Read More