Use this sample retirement letter to notify your employer of your expected date of retirement. Even if you tell your manager verbally about your retirement plans, your employer will still want an official, written notification. Here's a sample retirement letter to notify your employer and serve as an official resignation letter in your employment file.
Sample Retirement Letter
City, State, Zip Code
Ms. Janice Smith
18976 W. Fourth St.
Plano, TX 02987
Dear Ms. Smith:
This letter is my official notification to you and to my company that my last day of work at Techtron Mobile will be January 11. On that day, I plan to retire.
I am excited about my impending retirement but wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all of the opportunities that I have experienced working for Techtron Mobile. I have genuinely enjoyed my employment as a Marketing Communication Specialist and will miss you and my coworkers when my retirement day comes.
Please let me know what I can do to help you with the transition of my work to another employee. I plan to work right up until my retirement date and will be happy to help you make a smooth transition.
Again, I have truly enjoyed working at Techtron Mobile and will miss my coworkers and our workplace a great deal.
Please feel free to contact me if you need additional information. I will be meeting with HR shortly to finalize the details of my retirement.
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