Home > Work > Letter Informing of Your Retirement

Letter Informing of Your Retirement

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 23 Aug 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
Announcing Retirement Letter To Announce

Most employees who have made plans to retire imminently will have already notified their boss or immediate superior verbally of their intentions to do so a fair few weeks or even months ahead of time. Not only is this courteous but it also allows the employer the chance to plan their recruitment for any successor to your position well in advance of your departure and sometimes, to plan any ‘surprise’ they might have in store for you.

However, it is always courteous and proper to send a letter to announce your retirement formally nearer the date of your departure, and in accordance with the terms and conditions of your employment contract, which re-iterates what you might have expressed verbally earlier and enables the payroll department to tie up any loose ends in terms if what the company owes you and any additional entitlements you are due, such as holiday pay, bonuses etc.

How to Write the Letter

Your letter can be formal or quite informal depending upon your relationship with the boss of your company (or your immediate supervisor) and it should begin by stating that you intend to retire and on what date your retirement becomes effective from. If you wish, you can thank your employer and your colleagues for contributing to the happy years you’ve worked there, if appropriate, although you do not have to go into any specific reasons for your decision to retire if you don’t want to.

If a successor is already in place, you can offer them your best wishes and perhaps a few words of encouragement but if they have yet to be appointed but their arrival is imminent, it is courteous to offer your employer your assistance in helping your successor to make the transition smoother.

Your final paragraph should offer the company and your colleagues your best wishes for the future and, if you want to stay in touch, you should include contact details for yourself in case any of your colleagues would like to stay in contact with you.

You might also like...
Share Your Story, Join the Discussion or Seek Advice..
Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion, ask for advice or share your story...

If you'd like to ask a question one of our experts (workload permitting) or a helpful reader hopefully can help you... We also love comments and interesting stories

Title:
(never shown)
Firstname:
(never shown)
Surname:
(never shown)
Email:
(never shown)
Nickname:
(shown)
Comment:
Validate:
Enter word:
Latest Comments
  • Raj
    Re: Writing to Your MP
    How to write to member of parliament regarding transfer posting in bank from west Bengal to Kota Rajasthan.
    23 July 2019
  • Glenn Hudson
    Re: Letter Explaining Reasons for Bankruptcy
    I need someone who can write a letter for Chapter 7 and 13 filing for mortgage.
    11 July 2019
  • Nneka
    Re: Letter Announcing a Death
    How can I write a letter to inform my daddy's club members that my daddy is dead.
    2 July 2019
  • RISINGSTAR
    Re: Letter Announcing a Death
    I am suing a company, I just found out my attorney had deceased, What kind of letter do I send to the company I am suing? and how do I…
    2 July 2019
  • Fay
    Re: Writing to Your MP
    I want to write to my local MP to help with getting my Child into school. She has been out of school for 3 months now and she is 15 Years old…
    8 June 2019
  • markeylaw
    Re: Letter to Insurance Company Placing a Claim
    I am looking for a letter to send to both my mortgage provider and insurance company. My mortgage is with…
    28 May 2019
  • Sow
    Re: Writing to Your MP
    I want to write an letter to MP, requesting for recommendation for my citizenship application.
    22 May 2019
  • JAYGA3
    Re: Letter to a Judge to Defend my Case?
    I am trying to write a professional letter to a judge to ask for arbitration in my divorce case.
    20 May 2019
  • JDQ
    Re: Letter Announcing a Death
    how do I write a letter informing my meeting colleagues of my father's death; as required by one of the meeting rules
    17 May 2019
  • MIkar
    Re: Letter of Complaint to the Council
    Can you help me with a complaint of how to write a letter to council and discuss the poor outdoor play area?.Thankyou
    10 May 2019