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Retirement Letter Template


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Retirement letter template to use to formally inform your employer that you're going to retire.

Retirement Letter Template

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


Employer Contact Information

City, State, Zip Code


Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

First Paragraph of Retirement Letter
The body of your letter letter advises your employer that you will be retiring and gives the effective date of your retirement.

Middle Paragraph:
Use the next section of your letter to thank your employer for the opportunities provided during your tenure with the company.

Final Paragraph:
Finish your letter by offering to provide assistance during the transition.

Complimentary Close:

Respectfully yours,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

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