Sample Intent to Retire Letter

Write this type of letter when you are communicating your intent to retire, such as to your employer. You will likely need to modify this letter sample at least somewhat so that it most closely matches what you want to communicate. Include in your letter any pertinent details.

[Your letterhead, if desired; if not, your return address]

[Date of letter-month, day, and year]

[Recipient's first and last names]
[Company name]
[Street or P.O. box address]
[City, State ZIP code]

Dear [recipient's name]:

I am writing to you today to formally inform you of my intent to retire from my position as a nurse with A&B Health Professionals. Tentatively, I intend to retire within the next two months, and I would like to meet with you at your earliest convenience so we can finalize that date and discuss how best to wrap up my duties, train other employees, and so forth.

Working with you and the rest of the staff has been a highly fulfilling experience for me. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be with such a stellar company for the past 19 years. Thank you for all you have done to help me advance in my skills and career.

Sincerely,

 

[Signature]

[Sender's first and last names]

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