Retirement Letter Templates and Samples

What Is a Retirement Letter?

A Retirement Letter is a document that informs an employer about the retirement of their worker. This document must be completed by an employee and contain the specific date for their retirement, their achievements in a workplace, future plans, and an offer of assistance. A retirement resignation letter is not only an informative letter, but it usually contains an expression of a worker's gratitude and appreciation to a company and its employees for providing this person with extensive work experience.

Alternate Names:

  • Retirement Notice Letter;
  • Retirement Resignation Letter.

An employer should prepare a lot of documents for the retiring person on time. Therefore, according to the retirement policy, many organizations require their workers to submit a letter of retirement in advance. Usually, they have to do it one or two months before the expected retirement date. This document is a formal notice, and it should be completed as business correspondence. It is recommended to represent it as an actual letter instead of an email. For a full list of Retirement Letter templates please check out our library below.

Retirement Letter Types

  1. Generic Retirement Letter. Fill out this template to notify your employer about the resignation that will become effective in a few weeks or months. You can present it to the human resources department in person or send it via certified mail to make sure it is delivered safely.
  2. Sample Retirement Letter to Boss. Use this document for reference when saying goodbye to your last employer - give them the notice of your retirement and wish the business to prosper in the future.

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This document is used for notifying the First Regional Library about staff members resigning or retiring.

Use this letter template to inform your employer about your upcoming retirement.


An employee may use this letter when they would like to inform their employer about their intentions to soon retire.

Use this letter if you want to emphasize the contribution a retiree has made and the legacy they're leaving behind.

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