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Retirement Letter Example to Notify Employer

Announce Your Retirement with This Sample Letter


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Here is a retirement letter sample written to inform your employer about your pending retirement.

Retirement Letter Sample

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email


City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

I would like to inform you that I am retiring from my position with Smith Agency, effective August 1.

Thank you for the opportunities for professional and personal development that you have provided me over the years. I have enjoyed working for the agency and appreciate the support provided me during my tenure with the company.

While I look forward to enjoying my retirement, I will miss working for the company. If I can be of any assistance during this transition, please let me know.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

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