Staff Notes Daily Announcements

Please join SciEd as we say farewell to Teri Eastburn after almost 16 years of dedicated service to UCAR and NCAR in education and outreach. Most recently, Teri led the development of UCARConnect. Prior to that, Teri led our school and public programs from the Mesa Lab for many years. We hope to see you in the Mesa Lab Damon Room on Wednesday, September 27, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. as we thank Teri for sharing the wonder of science with the public.

Posted by Karen Smith-Herman at ext. 2590,

Monday, September 25, 2017 to Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Metrics Helpful Hint:

When entering data in the Metrics Database (, take a moment to make sure you aren't duplicating an entry. From the home page:

  • Click on Enter Your Metrics 
  • Click on Add to open the form for the metrics category
  • Enter your name
  • Check at the top of the page for any results already entered for your name to make sure you aren't double entering
  • If it is an ongoing activity be sure to check the dates and update the information that changed by clicking on Edit.

Please work with your team to enter your FY 2017 (Oct 1, 2016 - Sept 30, 2017) metrics into the Metrics Database ( by Friday, Oct. 27. This will ensure that your Staff Directory metrics and individual Activity Reports are current and our year-end reporting to NSF is accurate.

Need help?  Check out the Learn in a Minute Videos - The Metrics Database Series

Click on the link to Videos in the navigation near the top of the page in the database or go directly to the video by clicking on the title below:

Metrics Database 101

Data Entry

Metrics Dashboard

Activity Report

Metrics in the Staff Directory

Call or email Konnie Phillips at ext. 1101, or your Metrics Maven if you have any questions.  

Posted by Helen Moshak at ext. 1112,

Monday, September 25, 2017 to Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Bonfils Blood Center mobile bus will visit Center Green 1 today, Monday, September 25. The bus will be located in the north parking lot.  Walk-in appointments are available at: 10:00, between noon and 1:00, and between 1:30 - 2:20. These walk-in appointments are first-come, first-served.

Please review the blood donation guidelines below.    

 Bonfils Blood Center Donation Eligibility Guidelines

Posted by Laurie Carr at ext. 8702,

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Mesa Lab semi-annual building maintenance shutdown is scheduled for Saturday, 14 October from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  During this time the Mesa Lab and Fleischmann Buildings will experience intermittent electrical, heating, and air conditioning interruptions, some for extended periods.

Access to the Mesa Lab will be restricted to authorized employees, and there will be no public access to the building.  Visitors may still use the trails around the building.

CISL will be releasing information regarding the impact of the Mesa Lab Data Center portion of the shutdown in the near future as details become available.

For Mesa Lab Data Center questions, contact Jasen Boyington, ext. 1859 or

Posted by David Maddy at ext. 1134,

Monday, September 25, 2017 to Friday, September 29, 2017

We know that it can be a hassle to bring your bike into the shop for a tune-up, so we're bringing the mechanic to you! Sign up here to get your bike tuned right outside your office on Wednesday, October 4th.

The tune-ups are discounted at $49.95 per bike, and include the following:
-Adjust Front & Rear Derailleurs
-Adjust Front & Rear Brakes
-Adjust Hubs & Headset
-True Wheels
-Lube Cables and Pivot Points
-Lubricate Chain
-Inspect & Inflate Tires to Proper Levels
-Adjust Bottom Bracket
-Check & Tighten Attachments
-One Free Tube!

There are only 15 slots available, so sign up today to guarantee your spot. 

When: Wednesday, October 4th, 8:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $49.95 (All methods of payment are accepted & payment will be taken at the time of your tune-up)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sustainability at ext.8549 or ext.8625. 

Posted by Chelsea Castellano at ext. 8549,

Monday, September 25, 2017 to Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Posted by Annette Lampert at ext. 8719,

Monday, September 25, 2017 to Friday, October 6, 2017

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all the hard work put in by the Concur Coaches.  These 25 Individuals went to all the training sessions, helped the development team work out bugs and were the front line during the rollout of the new system.  The adoption of the new travel system would not have been successful without their time, dedication and commitment to their fellow peers. Please take a moment and recognize your Concur Coaches for their fabulous job! The Coaches are:

ACOM - Bonnie Slagel & Caitlyn Quinn
CGD - Barbara Ballard & Teresa Foster
CISL - Michelle Patton
COSMIC - Ayesha Summers & Becky Cotter
CPAESS - Kendra Greb
EOL - Erin Fundalinski, Patti Kidd & Tammy Kepple
F&A - Bridget August (Treasury & Finance) & Christy Zwingle (Contracts)
HAO - Amy Knack, Sheryl Shapiro & Wendy Hawkins
HR - Martha Jones
NCAR Library - Pat Steinkamp
MMM - Yemaya Thayer
RAL - Karen Griggs & Rhonda Moore
SciEd - Karen Herman
UCAR Pres - Peggy Stevens
UCP Directorate - Ellen Thomas
Unidata - Inken Purvis

Posted by Konnie Phillips at ext. 1101,

Friday, September 22, 2017 to Friday, September 29, 2017

We would like to recognize and appreciate the dedicated efforts of the UProcure Coaches during our transition to the new Sourcing and Procurement system. These 25 individuals attended training sessions and multiple Coaches meetings, brainstormed solutions to unique situations, and were the front line for staff resources and support. They continue to lead their peers through their dedication and commitment, thus making the implementation of this new system possible. Please thank your UProcure Coaches for their fabulous job!. The Coaches are:

ACOM - Debbie Ryan
CGD - Christina Book
CISL - Joan Fisher & Susan Guastella
COMET - Lorrie Alberta
COSMIC - Becky Cotter & Heather Davis
CPAESS - Brian Jackson & Chrystal Pene
EOL - Chrissy Fladung & Rochell Sherman
F&A - Cindy Worster (IT), Crystal Schwinefus (FMSS) & Donna Melle (FMSS)
GLOBE - Megan Delaney
HAO - Amy Knack
HR - Martha Jones
MMM - Bobbie Weaver
RAL - Jessa Johnson, Jo Zoetewey & Tori Brooks
SciEd - Natalie Ponsford
UCAR Pres - Gloria Kelly
UCP Directorate - Ellen Thomas
Unidata - Sheri Ruschetta

Posted by Konnie Phillips at ext. 1101,

Friday, September 22, 2017 to Friday, September 29, 2017

As part of a series of interviews with new leaders at NCAR/UCAR, Staff News recently chatted with Anke Kamrath. Anke was named the director of CISL earlier this summer after serving as interim director since September 2016. Read the interview on Staff News.

Posted by Laura Snider at ext. 8605,

Friday, September 22, 2017 to Friday, September 29, 2017


  • Copper Mountain
  • Eldora Mountain
  • Steamboat
  • Winter Park

On Site - 2 DAYS ONLY:
Tuesday, October 24th 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mesa Lab - Cafeteria

Wednesday, October 25th 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: FL2-Cafeteria

View details online for each ski resort's Special Discount option: Click HERE for more information.
*Select "UCAR Employee Discounts"
Questions: Contact Toni Wallace, -or- ext. 8716
This discount brought to you by EAC.


Posted by Toni Wallace at ext. 8716,

Thursday, September 21, 2017 to Friday, October 27, 2017