InsideCIRES has a new online tool to track remote work agreements, for now, it is only for CU Boulder-based CIRES employees. With many work schedules and locations changing soon with the return to campus, it’s important that we have your regular schedule and locations on file. For safety and emergency contact purposes, all CIRES employees must complete… Read More


HR500 SCANNER KODAK PRO (Tag: 209951) CIRES Property would like to notify the CIRES community that the HR500 SCANNER KODAK PRO (Tag: 209951), which is currently in Doug Young’s possession, has become available for use. If you are interested in using this equipment or if you have any questions, please contact Aly Nahum at Aly.Nahum@colorado.edu. Please… Read More


COVID has presented unprecedented stressors on our community and CIRES has shared numerous resources available for employees. To reference these resources see this blog post. For those who are not employees, such as students working with CIRES mentors, or family members outside the CU system, there are free resources available for you. Please see below… Read More


The PSC recently clarified that Procurement Cards should not be used to buy furniture, as all furniture purchases should be processed in the CU Marketplace through CCI or one of the 5 new furniture suppliers. Individuals cannot be reimbursed for personal purchases of furniture. The benefits of using the approved suppliers are: Expanded number of approved… Read More


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


Dear Colleagues, We want to provide you with an update on COVID-related operational guidance from CU Boulder, as of July 1. Masks: Masks or facial coverings are no longer required indoors on the CU Boulder campus, including CIRES units, as of July 1. Inside CIRES facilities, masks or facial coverings are still strongly encouraged for individuals who are… Read More


Not sure if you need to complete the ASA? Most CIRES researchers do complete the ASA, this includes Associate Scientists, Research Scientists, and Post-Docs. Those who do not complete the ASA are temporary researchers, hourly employees, student employees, regular faculty, VFPs, NRC and visiting fellows. If you still aren’t sure email cireshr@colorado.edu.… Read More


Here are some reminders… Approval: Before you make any reservations for airfare, lodging or rental car expenses, you need to request and receive approval for your trip from CIRES Travel. You can start the process by filling out the required information on the CIRES Employee Travel Request form in InsideCIRES. Approval from Waleed Abdalati and… 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