Staff Notes Daily Announcements


  • 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

A new question and answer has been posted to the Delphi Service about Consumption policy for event services staff.

For information about the Delphi Service and how to submit a question, visit the Delphi webpage.

Posted by Sharon Clark at ext. 2948,

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to Tuesday, September 26, 2017

This year the Mesa Lab is celebrating its 50th anniversary
since the original dedication in 1967.  
At the all-staff Up the Hill Race event last month,
commemorative buttons were handed out to all attendees.

If you weren't able to attend the Up the Hill race, it's still possible to get
a 50th anniversary commemorative button.
Please head to either the FL2, CG1 or ML reception desks and
collect your commemorative button, while supplies last!

Posted by Kara Mayock at ext. 2188,

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Let's share our story. Metrics reporting plays a crucial role in communicating our achievements and service contributions to the broader community.  Per the cooperative agreement with NSF and our institutional commitment to accurately account to our sponsors, reviewers, peers and taxpayers, it is the responsibility of all NCAR staff members to contribute and update their metrics each year.  While this takes time, it is an important activity. Staff metrics, for instance, are a significant part of our annual management report, and NSF pays attention!

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.

Please take a few minutes to enter your metrics if you have:

  • Served on a thesis committee

  • Served as a journal editor

  • Received an external award or honor

  • Contributed to K-12 activities

  • Mentored a colleague

  • Presented a poster or talk

  • Served on an external  or internal committee

  • Gone on a collaborative staff leave greater than 2 weeks

  • Taught in a college classroom

  • Taught in a Workshop/Tutorial

Data about the accomplishments and contributions of you and your colleagues is essential information that we are proud and honored to share with our sponsors, peers and constituents.  Thank you for taking valuable time from your busy schedule to contribute your data.

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,

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 to Thursday, September 21, 2017

These new acquisitions will be displayed at each NCAR Library location for one week, first at FL Library and then at ML Library. If you have questions regarding the items or want to suggest additions to the library collection, please contact the NCAR Library at or ext. 8505.

Water Governance in the Face of Global Change
Author: Pahl-Wostl
Publisher: Springer
Location: FL Library
Call Number: HD 1691 .P34 2015

Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn & TensorFlow
Author: Geron
Publisher: O'Reilly
Location: ML Library
Call Number: Q 325.5 .G47 2017

Deep Learning
Authors: Patterson and Gibson
Publisher: O'Reilly
Location: ML Library
Call Number: QA 325.5 .P38 2017

Beyond Bibliometrics
Editors: Cronin and Sugimoto
Publisher: MIT
Location: ML Library
Call Number: Z669.8 .B49 2014

Cassandra: The definitive Guide
Authors: Carpenter and Hewitt
Publisher: O'Reilly
Location: ML Library
Call Number: QA76.9 .D3 C3737 2016

High Performance Spark
Authors: Karau and Warren
Publisher: O'Reilly
Location: ML Library
Call Number: QA76.9 .D343 K37 2017

Flood Damage Survey and Assessment
Editors: Molinari et. al.
Publisher: AGU
Location: FL Library
Call Number: HV609 .F53 2017

Fault Zone Dynamic Processes
Editors: Thomas et. al.
Publisher: AGU
Location: FL Library
Call Number: QE 606 .F36 2017

Posted by NCAR Library at ext. 8505,

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 to Monday, September 25, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to you to bring your attention to revised language in the  "Administrative Achievement" award category in the Annual Awards.
The language in this category has been tweaked to be more inclusive of a broader array of administrative and technical job categories -- including but not limited to:  employees in finance and administration, information technology, communications, logistics, general counsel, facilities management, engineering and craft work.  We know there are many superstars in the organization that provide administrative and technical support and we want to be sure they are recognized appropriately!  
The full revised text is below and is incorporated into the revised procedures for policy 6-14   Employee Recognition Awards.
Administrative and Technical Support Services Achievement Award

This award is given for excellence in leading, providing or enhancing outstanding administrative and technical services that are critical to support the scientific mission of the organization in the past five years.  Nominations that will be considered are individual or team efforts demonstrating substantial, innovative achievement in administrative and technical support areas such as finance and administration, logistics, facilities management, information services, engineering or craft work.  Examples of employee activities that would be eligible for recognition in this category are those that create a work environment that fosters excellent customer service, maximizes employee potential, fosters high ethical standards, and/or demonstrates substantial improvement in productivity or cost savings to the organization.  Contributions are judged on three criteria:  a.)  innovation and creativity; b.)  degree of difficulty and c.)  magnitude of effort.
In order to submit nominations, which will be favorably considered, please use the Outstanding Accomplishments Awards checklist.
The deadline for nominations submissions is Friday, October 13, 2017.
For more information, contact Judy Skidmore, ext. 1658,

Posted by Stephanie Martz at ext. 1654,

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 to Friday, September 22, 2017

The Bonfils Blood Center mobile bus will visit CG1 on Monday, September 25.  The bus will be located on the north side of CG1.  Appointments are available between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  The bus will be closed between 11:00 a.m. and noon.

If you would like to donate, please contact Laurie Carr to make an appointment.  Please review the blood donation guidelines below.    

Bonfils Blood Center Donation Eligibility Guidelines

Posted by Laurie Carr at ext. 8702,

Monday, September 18, 2017 to Friday, September 22, 2017

Join the UCAR Center for Science Education (SciEd) for our Spectacular Super Science Saturday Event on Nov. 4th! This year's theme is "Wild Weather".

UCAR/NCAR/UCP staff help to make the event fun, meaningful, and informative by greeting the public, providing general information and engaging the public in simple science education activities. Please consider volunteering for one of the following shifts:
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Click on the link below to sign up to volunteer with us at this amazing event:

Posted by NATALIE PONSFORD at ext. 2585,

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 to Friday, October 13, 2017

Posted by Annette Lampert at ext. 8719,

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to Friday, September 22, 2017

Please consider sharing news of this new session with colleagues in the community.

Late-Breaking Session on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma at the AGU fall meeting in New Orleans

Abstracts are now being accepted focusing on the events of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The first-author rule is relaxed for the late-breaking sessions; authors may submit another abstract to the late-breaking sessions even if they also submitted an abstract for the August deadline.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 October 2017, 11:59 ET


Posted by Zhenya Gallon at ext. 8607,

Monday, September 11, 2017 to Friday, September 29, 2017