Sub: Annual leave
Dear [Ms./Mr. Last name],
I am writing to inform you that I wish to redeem my annual leave entitlement.
As the records will tell you, it's been just about a year since my last annual leave.
As I have been a full-time employee of the company for more than three but less than 15 years, I am now entitled to an annual leave lasting a little more than seven weeks.
However, the leave of absence I require is for just two consecutive weeks, which will come into effect from next Monday.
As you may well have realized, the leave period coincides with what is the “lean" period in our industry and at the company.
I am certain that my absence will not be significantly felt, more so because I have delegated [Name] to take over the department in my absence.
All account contacts and colleagues have been informed of my decision, and necessary introductions made.
I will nevertheless be available over the phone to answer any queries [Name] and/or clients may have during my absence.
I look forward to my request being approved or rescheduled at the earliest.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you for your time.