Free Retirement Letter to Coworkers [Samples]

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Learn how to write a retirement letter to coworkers. Use our sample retirement letters as templates for your retirement letter to coworkers.  

Sample 1 - Retirement Letter To Coworkers

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code


Name of Each Team Member
Name of Company
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Valued Teammates:

It will not be news to you that I am retiring at the end of this month. My last day on the job is [DATE]. 

You have all heard me go on and on over the last five years about planning my retirement, and I fully expect to have a great time camping, fishing, hiking and just enjoying the great outdoors.

We have worked on many projects together to clean up the city, including plastic waste removal, residential recycling and starting sustainable agriculture in small gardens throughout the city. 

I think we make a great team, each with a strength that makes us more formidable as a team than as individuals. 

Abigail always kept us on target and within budget, without which we would not have been so successful. Sean made sure we never lost sight of innovation, always imagining the impossible and, very often, making it possible. 

Kathy is the backbone of the team always inspiring us to greater things through her hard work. It was an honor to work with each of you.

I will miss the satisfaction of seeing how we can make a difference for this city and the world. I am fully confident that you will continue the good work and keep me informed of your great strides in the environmental industry.

My cabin is only a two-hour drive away, and each of you is more than welcome to visit, bring your family, spend a night and enjoy a relaxing weekend in the mountains.

I will have my mobile phone, [Phone Number], and a computer, [Email Address], so you can reach me at any time to keep me up to date and tell me you are coming for a visit.

Thank you all for making the last 15 years of my career a real pleasure.


[Your Name]

Sample 2 - Retirement Email To Coworkers

Subject: [Your Full Name] – Retirement Notice

Dear Valued Coworkers:

It is with great regret that I must inform you that in two weeks’ time I am retiring from the position of [Job Title]. 

I understand that my departure will cause a disruption, and I will do everything in my power to facilitate the smooth transition of duties to my replacement.

My decision to retire is not due to any shortcomings from this company, but to a recent diagnosis of a severe health problem. I was advised by my physician to cease working as soon as possible. 

With much consideration, I must agree with my doctor’s recommendation, because I cannot function at the typical level that I have no doubt you have come to expect, and focus on my health at the same time.

While working here, the support and encouragement I have received and the connections I have made, both professional and personal, have been invaluable. 

I will miss the challenging nature of my work and the enjoyable atmosphere and coworkers. I will always be grateful.


[Your Name]

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