Hello Everyone!
I hope this finds you and those dear to you healthy and content. I am very proud of all of the fine research and work that has been ongoing in spite of the unique circumstances that COVID has brought. I truly appreciate your continued efforts and remain hopeful that the end of the pandemic is in sight, although it’s not quite here yet.
As you know we have remained very busy and are currently adding people to our team both in the Boulder office and across the country in our many partner offices. A warm welcome to all of our new co-workers.
Thanks to all of you who responded to UCAR’s quarterly Pulse survey. The results from this were largely very positive and you can look at them more in-depth here. You will need your CIT login and password to view them, which is the same as your Workday login and password. Another Pulse survey will come out in the April/May timeframe. I would like to encourage all of you to continue to respond to future Pulse surveys.
In addition to the Pulse survey, every 4 years UCAR puts out a Culture Survey to assess the broader culture of our organization. To help you get a greater feel for this survey and to answer any of your questions, UCAR’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, I have arranged for two CPAESS-specific meetings – one for our Boulder staff, and one for our staff across the country. The meeting for Boulder staff will take place on March 11, and the meeting for our staff across the country will take place on March 16. David Allen, CPAESS Program Specialist located in NOAA Global Ocean Monitoring and Observation (GOMO) Division, has contributed to the development of the survey to specifically represent non-Boulder staff. David, Kendra Greb - who is the chair of our CPAESS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee - and I met recently to discuss how to engage our non-Boulder staff in the development of our next CPAESS DEI Implementation Plan that will be based on the results of the 2021 Culture survey. The Culture Survey itself will be coming out on March 22, 2021.
Soon we will be in spring and I wish for you each some of the freshness and hope that comes with the season. My sincere thanks to each of you for all that you do.