Hello Everyone!
 
As we head into the holiday season I hope this finds you well and happy. I want you to know that I see all of your efforts to protect lives across the globe, and how hard you are working in spite of the difficulties imposed upon us by the pandemic. I'm delighted that we have been able to delve into some of this work in this issue. Please know that you have my sincere appreciation.
 
There are several ongoing processes here at UCAR that are impactful to you all. First of all, if you will be presenting at AGU through posters, oral presentations, or Town Halls please go to this CPAESS Presentations document and add your presentation information. Additionally, UCAR has open enrollment occurring right now. I was delighted to see many of you at our informational meetings and hope you were able to get any of your questions answered. UCAR has also given us each an extra day off as a "wellness day" - which is wonderful. There is also ongoing goal settings for next year's performance evaluations happening. If you have questions about any of these items please reach out to your UCAR supervisors for help. As always I am only an email away.
 
Our work on proposals is ongoing as we continue to expand our support of the Earth system science community. Please know how impressed I am with the work that is being done across our CPAESS program. I truly appreciate all of your efforts. Please stay safe, and I hope you all have the chance to enjoy a bit of relaxation during the holidays. A Happy Thanksgiving to you all.