Staff Notes Daily Announcements

Supervisor Orientation is now available as a seven-hour virtual training, spread out over three weeks. This program is designed to give supervisors a high-level understanding of their role and responsibilities in our organization. This orientation is required for all new supervisors, and is highly recommended for current supervisors or anyone interested in exploring advancement to a supervisory role. The training highlights the responsibilities and legal duties of supervisors and applies these to real-world scenarios. The session focuses on issue-spotting and how to address legal situations through the life cycle of an employee (hiring, performance management, end of employment). We tell you what you need to know as a supervisor about harassment, discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, wage and hour laws, workplace safety, and much more. If you are interested in signing up for Supervisor Orientation please do the following:

  1. Navigate to WD Learning
  2. Select “Browse Learning”
  3. Type “UCAR Virtual Supervisor Orientation” in the search bar and select the course
  4. Click the orange “enroll” button
  5. Select a date and submit (if a particular class is full, you can add yourself to the waitlist. You will be automatically enrolled if space becomes available)

If you have questions about Supervisor Orientation, contact Mary Helen Matthews regarding training content, or Devon Duncan for help with Workday registration. We look forward to having you join us!

Warmly,

The LEAD Team

Mary Helen Matthews (Office of General Counsel)

Carolyn Brinkworth, Kristen Aponte, and Katy Putsavage (Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)

Sue Brundege, Toni Wallace, and Devon Duncan (Talent & Learning Development)

Posted by Devon Duncan at ext. 8716, devonduncan@ucar.edu

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Are you trying to increase your Python skills? The NCAR Library has books to help. 

Learning Python

You can request library books to pick up at ML or FL on Thursdays. Full details: NCAR Library Contactless Pickup.

Questions? Email library@ucar.edu

Posted by Sara Byrd at ext. 2653, sarab@ucar.edu

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to Thursday, October 22, 2020

Watch your Workday inbox for your first Performance Evaluation check-in task of the 2020-2021 review cycle. In this task you will:

 

This check-in task is for Quarters 1 & 2 combined (July through December) so please wait until the end of December to submit this task to your supervisor. (As you enter information into this task, click Save for Later to keep your draft in your Workday inbox and continue to update your draft until you are ready to submit.)

Supervisors and employees should have performance check-ins throughout the year. The quarterly check-in tasks in Workday are optional and should be quick and easy as extensive detail is not needed. However, all of the information you submit within these periodic check-in tasks can be referenced later when completing your final self-evaluation from within the Performance area of your Workday profile.

What’s new:

  • Extra guidance within the Workday task itself, in response to staff feedback.
  • The opportunity to identify and add details for competencies you’re currently focusing on as part of this check-in task (instead of as part of goal setting).

 

Reminders:

  • Goals can and should be adjusted throughout the review period as projects and priorities change. This is particularly important in light of the ongoing pandemic situation. Supervisors are urged to continue being as flexible as possible and adjusting their expectations in alignment with their direct reports’ unique, evolving challenges.
  • SMART Goals training: Human Resources (HR) is offering virtual workshops to help staff develop or strengthen goals. If you would like to join one of these workshops, visit HR’s Performance Management website for dates and registration links.

 

Supervisors:

  • Continue to watch your Workday inbox so you can approve your direct reports’ goal-setting tasks as they are completed. (If you receive a check-in task to approve, however, please send it back to the employee so they can add to it until the end of December.)
  • Based on staff feedback, a new supervisor competency has been added to highlight the importance of supervisory skills for those who have direct reports.

 

You can always find more information and resources on HR’s Performance Management website (including an overall PE timeline), and please feel free to reach out to HR with PE process questions and/or submit help desk tickets in Jira for any Workday-related questions and issues.

Posted by Lameece Erwin at ext. 8711, lerwin@ucar.edu

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020

Are you interested in K-12 education and public outreach? If so, please join your colleagues in an online Zoom discussion about this topic on Tuesday, October 27 from 2:30-3:30 pm. During this meeting, we will share updates on education and outreach efforts happening across the organization, discuss ideas for collaborations across groups, and discuss new ideas for education and outreach efforts we want to consider doing in the future.

To RSVP, please send an email to Shaun Bush at sbush@ucar.edu and you'll be added to the calendar invite.

If you would like to discuss or share anything at the meeting, please add it to our agenda. This is a living document that you can fill out before and during the meeting.

In addition, if you haven't already signed up for the email list for this group (k12@ucar.edu), please email Emily Snode-Brenneman at emilysb@ucar.edu and let her know that you would like to be added to the list to get notifications about education and outreach opportunities.

We hope to see you at the meeting!

Posted by Emily Snode-Brenneman at ext. 2579, emilysb@ucar.edu

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Thai Salad Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Try out this light and refreshing recipe that uses delicate rice paper wraps, vermicelli noodles, fresh vegetables and mint. 

Chef Matt Pinter, Center Green

mpinter@ucar.edu

 

Link to Recipe:

Thai Salad Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Link to Shared Collection of Recipes:

Event Services, What’s Cooking?!

Or access them through our UCAR Event Services website here  

Posted by Sylvia Ng at ext. 1158, sylviang@ucar.edu

Monday, October 19, 2020 to Thursday, November 19, 2020

Please click here to view our New Hires and Departures for Friday, October 16, 2020.

 

Please email hopek@ucar.edu with any quesitons or concerns.

Posted by Nancy Hopek at ext. 9704, hopek@ucar.edu

Monday, October 19, 2020 to Thursday, October 29, 2020

The SMART Goal Virtual Workshop covers: 1) what defines a SMART goal and why it's important; 2) how to create relevant SMART goals that support your work and help you develop; and 3) how to manage and modify your goals throughout the performance cycle. Participants will work with peers through breakout sessions to help one another develop or strengthen their goals, with individualized support from our facilitators.

If you would like to join one of these workshops, visit HR’s Performance Management website for dates and registration links. Register as soon as possible, space is based on a first come, first served basis.

For registration questions, contact Devon Duncan.

PE Facilitators: Sue Brundege, Toni Wallace, and Heather Hoyer

Posted by Devon Duncan at ext. 8716, devonduncan@ucar.edu

Monday, October 19, 2020 to Thursday, October 29, 2020

The SMART Goal Virtual Workshop covers: 1) what defines a SMART goal and why it's important; 2) how to create relevant SMART goals that support your work and help you develop; and 3) how to manage and modify your goals throughout the performance cycle. Participants will work with peers through breakout sessions to help one another develop or strengthen their goals, with individualized support from our facilitators.

If you would like to join one of these workshops, visit HR’s Performance Management website for dates and registration links. Register as soon as possible, space is based on a first come, first served basis.

For registration questions, contact Devon Duncan.

PE Facilitators: Sue Brundege, Toni Wallace, and Heather Hoyer

Posted by Devon Duncan at ext. 8716, devonduncan@ucar.edu

Monday, October 19, 2020 to Thursday, October 29, 2020

Now is a great time to meet with TIAA in a virtual, individual counseling session from the comfort of your own home.

Please click here to schedule a session for the following dates:

October 20, Tuesday

November 17, Tuesday

December 1, Tuesday

December 17, Tuesday

 

Or use this link: https://shared.tiaa.org/public/publictools/events/meetingAndSeminar?empl...

If you have any questions, please email me at hopek@ucar.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Nancy Hopek at ext. 8704, hopek@ucar.edu

Monday, October 19, 2020 to Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Developmental Testbed Center (DTC), in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Unified Forecast System's (see ufscommunity.org) Verification and Validation Cross-Cutting Team (UFS-V&V), will be holding a three-day workshop to identify key verification and validation metrics for UFS applications.  The workshop will be held remotely February 22-24, 2021. The goal of the workshop is to identify and prioritize key metrics to use for evaluating UFS research products and establish their readiness to move from one research stage to another prior to becoming operational candidates for the NCEP Production Suite.

In preparation for the Workshop, a series of pre-workshop surveys will be made available to gather community input from the diverse set of customers and stakeholders across government, academic, and private sectors.  Additionally, the results of the surveys and workshop are directly applicable to the development of a verification and diagnostics capability for the NCAR System for Integrated Modeling of the Atmosphere (SIMA) so please considering participating and sharing the link with your colleagues.

To participate, please proceed to the 2021 DTC UFS Evaluation Metrics Workshop website to take Survey 1: Fields for up to eight modeling applications. You can also sign up for updates.  The model applications being surveyed:

  • Short Range Weather/Convection Allowing Model, including sub-sections: Upper-Level, Surface/Sensible Weather, Aviation, Air Quality, Precipitation, Severe, Winter Weather, Land Surface, and Hydrologic
  • Medium Range Weather/Subseasonal to Seasonal, including sub-sections: Sub-sections: Upper-Level Synoptic, Surface/Sensible Weather, Land-Surface, Marine/Waves, Sub-Seasonal
  • Seasonal
  • Air Quality/Atmospheric Composition
  • Coastal
  • Hurricane
  • Marine and Cryosphere
  • Space

Survey 1 only attempts to prioritize fields; subsequent surveys will address specific metrics (e.g. RMSE, bias, .....) and specific levels. For this set of surveys we are trying to identify:

  • Critical fields that are needed by the user community to assess skill in each application
  • Omissions in the lists of fields that were generated at the 2018 Evaluation Metrics Workshop

This set of surveys will be open until October 30, 2020.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important process. The Workshop Committee

Posted by Tara Jensen at ext. 8479, jensen@ucar.edu

Monday, October 19, 2020 to Friday, October 23, 2020

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