Free Part Time Request Letter [Sample]

Learn how to write a part-time request letter. Use our sample part-time request letters as a template for your request letter.

sample 1 - Part Time Request Letter

Erica Logan
123 Oak Street
Washington, DC 20000
Telephone: (555)123-1771

Darlene Lewis
ABC Company
455 Commerce Lane
Baltimore, MD 20003

June 11, 2021

Dear Ms. Lewis:

I have been employed as the billing associate with ABC Company for 5 years. I am currently planning to begin attending school to obtain my degree in business administration. Due to this decision, I will need to decrease my hours from full time to part time.

During the time I have been at ABC Company, I am proud to have helped implement [contributions made that improved profits or work environment]. I will continue to strive to provide the same level of excellence while working part time.

I have truly enjoyed working on the many projects here, but [reason for the request and why it will be impossible to continue to work as many hours] attending school to obtain my degree is going to take up a great deal of my time.

The schedule will be demanding, although the positive aspect is that I hope to use this knowledge to increase my contributions to the company. At this time I do not feel that I would be able to maintain the standards I expect from myself by doing both.

It is my desire to remain with ABC company, and I am willing to consider part time positions. I am willing to train a replacement for my position, if needed. I will be starting school on [date classes begin] and will complete all paperwork and any loose ends by this date.

I appreciate your support in this matter. If you have any questions, you can contact me at (555) 111-1001. Once I receive my degree, I hope to be even more of an asset to ABC Company.


Erica Logan

sample 2 - Part Time Request Letter

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code


Employer’s Name
Employer’s Address
City, State, Zip Code

RE: Request reduced working hours

Dear [Employer’s Name]:

I’d like to request that my working hours be reduced from full-time to part-time. I’m currently employed as a [job title] from [starting time] to [end time].

If possible, I’d like to work in the afternoons. I am a single mother of two young children, and I need to take care of them in the morning. My afternoons are free, as my mother will help take care of them.

I’m also open to any type of remote or flexible work arrangement that is mutually beneficial for both parties. I have been employed with you for [number of years] and I’ve always received good performance reviews from my manager.

I appreciate your support in this matter. If you have any questions, you can contact me at [phone number].


Your Name

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