How To Write Letters: Announcing an Employee’s Retirement

How To Write Letters: Announcing an Employee’s Retirement
Letter # 1:

Company Name
Address
City, State Zip

To: All Staff

From: Rita Wilkinson

Date: March 15, 2010

Subject: Announcement of an Employee’s Retirement

It is with personal regret but warm wishes that I announce the retirement of John Doe, effective March 20. He is highly regarded as one of the company’s institutions and his leaving marks the end of an era for ABC Corporation. He was the first person to see the value of tele advertising for our products, and has been on the cutting edge of marketing ever since. His considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment, his brave stance to challenge the status quo, and his responsible adherence to all maxims and worksite policies and procedures has been an inspiration to all of us. We are indebted to his vision and commitment for propelling us to our present position in the industry.

We will honor John for his contributions in a farewell reception to be held in the Grand Ballroom at Springfield Hotel at 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20. We invite all employees to extend their good wishes to John in his new endeavors.

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How To Write Letters: Announcing an Employee’s Retirement
Letter # 2:

Company Name
Address
City, State Zip

To: All Staff

From: Rita Wilkinson

Date: March 15, 2010

Subject: Announcement of an Employee’s Retirement

John Doe’s retirement is upon us. The date we have feared, yet anticipated for years, is March 20. John has been an exceptional employee. He is gifted with a keen mind in food technology. He pioneered our canned goods line when the company was just in its initial phase. He later engineered many of the food products we now consider the backbone of our product line. John’s leadership and innovation have kept us ahead of all our competitors, both locally and nationwide. His colleagues also recognize John for his courteousness and amicability.

John’s retirement is our loss, but a well-deserved respite for him. We are throwing one last party for him before he heads south to Springfield. It will be held in the restaurant of the Springfield Hotel on the evening of March 20, at 7:00 p.m. All are invited to share in this celebration.

We all extend our best wishes to Joe as he takes another step in his journey of excellence.

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How To Write Letters: Announcing an Employee’s Retirement
Letter # 3:

Company Name
Address
City, State Zip
To: All Staff

From: Rita Wilkinson

Date: March 15, 2010

Subject: Announcement of an Employee’s Retirement

John Doe, Vice-President of Product Marketing, has retired to start his own marketing consulting firm, ABC Associates, in Springfield. We are sorry to see John leave and will miss his sharp, incisive wit, but wish him the best in his new venture.

Those who wish to give John a proper send-off are invited for wine and cheese in the 3rd floor conference room on Friday the 23rd at 4 p.m.

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How To Write Letters: Announcing an Employee’s Retirement
Letter # 4:

Company Name
Address
City, State Zip

To: All Staff

From: Rita Wilkinson

Date: March 15, 2010

Subject: Announcement of an Employee’s Retirement

Mianus Toy Museum announces the early retirement of John Doe from the company’s Board of Trustees. Doe joined the Board of Trustees as a result of the 1995 acquisition of ABC Corporation Inc., which he founded in 1990.

The Board has appointed Jane Doe as his successor and conveys their sincerest confidence in Ms. Doe’s competence and qualifications to assume John Doe’s executive roles.

A retirement party in his honor will be held in the restaurant of the Springfield Hotel on the evening of March 20, at 7:00 p.m. All are invited to share in this celebration. It’s an invaluable opportunity to express gratitude for his unfaltering support throughout the company’s tenure and his notable teachings on how to survive the challenges of the corporate world.

We all extend our best wishes to John as he takes a long and much-deserved vacation.

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How To Write Letters: Announcing an Employee’s Retirement
Letter # 5:

Company Name
Address
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To: All Staff

From: Rita Wilkinson

Date: March 15, 2010

Subject: Announcement of an Employee’s Retirement

Please join me in extending best wishes to John Doe, who is retiring from the University on March 17. John has been an esteemed member of the faculty for over 35 years, and he will be greatly missed by students and colleagues alike. He has been highly regarded for his credence in taking charge. He influences the least encouraged that is why he is exceptional. He makes sure everyone faces a situation wherein their credibility is tested. He invests in his students’ curiosity to discover the meaning of things, to observe the environment, bringing together their knowledge and skills, displaying an effective attitude to sew the very core of competence. And it worked. Through him, we have understood the real essence of teaching, and that is giving the students that fire, believing in their every makeup that they can make it. He has been an inspiration to us all. He will be sorely missed and impossible to replace.

To honor his contributions to the university, we are inviting you to attend a dinner on Saturday, March 18, in the quadrangle of St. Dominic’s Building. Please RSVP to my secretary, Ms. Klozst, by 3:00 p.m. on Friday. Those who wish to contribute to a department gift for John may do so through Ms. Klozst.

We know you all join us in wishing John well as he starts a new chapter in his interesting life. We know he is eager to catch up on the traveling and writing he loves so much. We hope you will be able to join us for dinner as we express our appreciation to him.

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How To Write Letters: Announcing an Employee’s Retirement
Letter # 6:

Company Name
Address
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To: All Staff

From: Rita Wilkinson

Date: March 15, 2010

Subject: Announcement of an Employee’s Retirement

It is with mixed emotions that I announce the retirement of John Doe, our department secretary. He has provided us with 30 years of dedicated service.

The leaving of an exceptional employee is always a bittersweet event. Mr. Doe’s consistent attention to detail, while preserving the broader image in mind, has been very important. His enthusiasm to put in extra time and effort to help us meet deadlines has demonstrated a commitment to excellence that we have come to depend on. A lot of us have owed a debt of appreciation for the countless times he has helped keep us on track, on time, and within our budget. He will be greatly missed, but we are all hoping his new venture will bring more of the best of him. Besides his incredible competence and skill, he has been a friend to all with his thoughtfulness and quiet encouragement.

I invite you to join me in showing John our tremendous appreciation at a retirement thanksgiving luncheon that will be held in the staff lounge on his last day of work, Friday, March 30. We invite everyone to attend and share your memories of working with John, and to wish him a wonderful retirement.

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How To Write Letters: Announcing an Employee’s Retirement
Letter # 7:

Company Name
Address
City, State Zip

To: All Staff

From: Rita Wilkinson

Date: March 15, 2010

Subject: Announcement of an Employee’s Retirement

A lot of you are now aware that John Doe has accepted a position in Springfield. John will be the Head Animator for ABC Animation Studio.

The animation department will not be the same without him. His optimistic outlook and abundance of vigor have helped made our workplace a pleasant place to labor. His positive contributions to the dynamics of this department will be greatly missed. He is definitely worthy of the new position. It will allow him to further his potential as well as take ABC Animation Studio to a higher level.

Currently, I have no plans to replace John. Jane Doe will assume full responsibility for his tasks.

On behalf of all us, I wish John Doe every success at ABC Animation Studio.

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