Staff Notes Daily Announcements

A new question has been posted to the Delphi Question and Answer Service on the topic: Mesa Lab signage and dish antenna.

UCAR’s Delphi Service (log in with your Google password) was created in 1974 to give staff a vehicle to ask management about UCAR policies and practices in a confidential manner. Submit questions to the Delphi Coordinator: Marc Genty, Mesa Lab Room 39D, mgenty@ucar.edu, ext 1210. Staff can submit questions the following ways:
    1.    Interoffice mail in a sealed envelope marked "confidential,”
    2.    Email, with “confidential” in the subject line, or
    3.    US mail to the Delphi Coordinator’s home (call the coordinator to get his home address).

All questions must include your name and contact information so the coordinator can correspond confidentially with you. Questions and answers of general interest will be published in Staff Notes Daily.

Posted by Rebecca Swisher at ext. 8609, rebeccas@ucar.edu

Monday, August 29, 2016 to Wednesday, August 31, 2016

DOIs are unique and persistent identifiers, used for referencing scientific resources on the web and in scientific publications. The NCAR Library, in collaboration with the Data Stewardship Engineering Team (DSET), has recently published two new pages under its “Scientific Data Management” section:

The “UCAR/NCAR DOI Process” page provides the step-by-step process that can be used to obtain a DOI for a UCAR/NCAR resource, such as a data set, a model, software, or an instrument. The page also includes recommendations for requesting a DOI and four different DOI examples. The “DOI FAQs” page contains 11 common questions regarding DOIs and the assignment process. These two new pages aim to help the UCAR/NCAR community to become more familiar and consistent with DOI assignment across the organization.

For questions or more information, please contact: datahelp@ucar.edu

Posted by Sophie Hou at ext. 1832, hou@ucar.edu

Monday, August 29, 2016 to Friday, September 2, 2016

We are pleased to announce that electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now available for use at our Center Green, Foothills, and Mesa Lab campuses!

EV drivers who wish to use the stations must first complete the following steps:
     1)   Sign up here for a free ChargePoint membership account or login to your existing ChargePoint account.
     2)   Once logged in, click on the “Connections” tab.
     3)   Find "UCAR/NCAR" in the list of organizations shown and click “Request”.
     4)   Complete the request form and click “Submit Request”.
     5)   Approval of your request can take up to two hours. This approval applies to all UCAR/NCAR stations.

Start Charging
All approved drivers can start a charging session in multiple ways. One option is to wave your ChargePoint membership card in front of the station’s card reader. You can also use the ‘Start Charging’ feature on the ChargePoint mobile app, or call the toll free 1-888 number printed on the station.

Cost
The cost to charge a vehicle is $0.25 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the first three hours.  After the first three hours, there is an additional cost of $0.15 per minute to remain plugged in.  The fee increases after three hours to encourage customers to move their vehicles so that other customers can access the charging stations.

Please visit our webpage for more important information on EV charging at UCAR/NCAR. Thank you!

Posted by Chelsea Castellano at ext. 8549, Chelsea@ucar.edu

Monday, August 29, 2016 to Friday, September 2, 2016

UCAR HR provides a service for verifying employment and income to lenders, landlords, and others that you authorize to receive such information (verifiers).  The service is contracted with InVerify, a third party that specializes in employment and income verifications.  InVerify provides secure, accurate, and timely access to employment and income information-- 24/7.

To utilize InVerify, the employee provides the requestor (or verifier) with the authorization to contact InVerify directly by providing them with UCAR's code and specific employee data, depending on the type of information being requested.  For complete instructions and FAQ's, please visit the website:

https://www2.fin.ucar.edu/hr/inverify-employment-and-income-verification

Questions regarding this service may be directed to Annette Lampert, x 8719 (annette@ucar.edu)  or InVerify Customer Service, 1-866-295-7363

Posted by Annette Lampert at ext. 8719, annette@ucar.edu

Monday, August 29, 2016 to Friday, September 2, 2016

News clips at a glance: Aug. 19-26

Total: 300

Notable clips:

New solar forecasting system, Sue Haupt (RAL): (Bloomberg and other coverage in progress)

Nationwide Collaboration Leads to New Solar Forecasting System (Solar Industry)

Researchers Develop Better Solar Forecasting System  (Wyoming Public Radio)

Solar Energy to Power Up with Better Forecasting (Energy Matters)

WRF-Hydro, the underlying model for NOAA's new hydrologic prediction system, David Gochis, (RAL): Continues to get good press a week after the news release

Boulder Scientists Key in Rollout of Hydrology Forecast Model (Boulder Daily Camera)

Climate change, John Fasullo, (CGD):A story by AP's Seth Borenstein on an Australian study was widely covered around the world. Seth turned to John Fasullo for comment.

Study: Man-Made Warming May Have Started Decades Earlier (Associated Press)

Wildfire emissions, Christine Wiedinmyer, (ACOM): Christine was asked by John Upton (Grist and Climate Central) for comments about a wildfire study.

Smoke Waves from Wildfires are Getting Worse  (Grist)

Solar science helped avert nuclear conflict, Delores Knipp (HAO): An AtmosNews story a couple of weeks ago continues to get coverage.

Nuclear Confrontation Likely Avoided by Early Science on Solar Storms (Rocky Mountain PBS)

Week before:  WRF-Hydro was featured by Channel 9 Denver, Bloomberg, Maritime Global News and others.

Posted by Jeff Smith at ext. 2679, jeffs@ucar.edu

Monday, August 29, 2016 to Friday, September 2, 2016

New Hires and Departures as of Friday, August 26

https://www2.fin.ucar.edu/hr/new-hires-and-departures

Posted by Annette Lampert at ext. 8719, annette@ucar.edu

Monday, August 29, 2016 to Friday, September 9, 2016

AVAPS New Registered Trademark!

Congratulations to Terry Hock and Nicholas Potts at EOL, (Earth Observatory Laboratory).  On June 28, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued "AVAPS" as a registered trademark.  The trademark is registered in international class 009: as an atmospheric instrument, that measures vertical profiles of ambient temperature, pressure, humidity, wind speed and wind direction.  Registration No. 4,986,828.

To view other UCAR trademarks click here: http://president.ucar.edu/president/technology-transfer/trademarks

 

Posted by Christy Locke at ext. 8874, locke@ucar.edu

Friday, August 26, 2016 to Thursday, September 1, 2016

Please join us for cake to celebrate Shelley Richards-Craig’s retirement 30+ years of service to UCAR! Everyone is welcome Thursday, September 15th, in FLA Room 2111 from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Shelley permanently joined UCAR Finance and Administration in 1987 as the Accounts Payable Supervisor. In 1995, Shelley was appointed the Finance and Administration General Accounting Manager, a position she’s held since that time. Shelley will be officially retiring on September 23 following a long and successful career.

Shelley’s accomplishments are many. She supported the labs/programs as the General Accounting Manager in a number of areas including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Travel, and Payroll. UCAR was inducted into the Community Shares Hall of Fame for Shelley’s work in support of the annual UCAR Charity Drive. Her knowledge has been integral to a significant number of automation projects including electronic time cards and travel authorizations, eCommerce, electronic paystubs, and electronic IRS Form W-2s. In the mid-1990s, Shelley handled on-site travel reimbursement offices for two international field projects (TOGA-COARE and CEPEX). Also, Shelley designed and has managed the current workers compensation annual audit resulting in significant savings to UCAR over the years.  

These are but a few of the many accomplishments Shelley can take credit for during her career and we hope you will join us on Thursday, September 15, to express our gratitude to Shelley for 30 dedicated years of service to this organization!

Posted by Rebecca Swisher at ext. 8609, rebeccas@ucar.edu

Thursday, August 25, 2016 to Thursday, September 15, 2016

A cutting edge forecasting system developed by RAL in collaboration with a national team of experts offers the potential to save the solar energy industry hundreds of millions of dollars through improved forecasts of the atmosphere. (Story by David Hosansky, Manager of Media Relations. Read more here.)

Posted by David Hosansky at ext. 8611, hosansky@ucar.edu

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 to Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Deadline: September 30, 201
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 ASP invites proposals from the NCAR staff for the annual Summer Colloquium topic for 201
7
. As you may know, ASP hosts a summer colloquium designed for graduate students. We favor subjects that represent new or rapidly developing areas or research for which good course material may not yet be available. The colloquium brings together lecturers and graduate students for 
two 
weeks at NCAR for classroom presentations and other forms of instruction and interaction. 
 
ASP covers the cost of travel for students and speakers.  In addition, we also have an Education Specialist who can help you
 
design your workshop.  

Please refer to the link below for the full text of the call for proposals. 
 
Sincerely,
Paula Fisher

Posted by Paula Fisher at ext. 1328, paulad@ucar.edu

Monday, August 15, 2016 to Monday, August 29, 2016

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