GUIDELINES

  1. Mention the reason for the change in duties of the employee in this letter. You could detail the new responsibilities of the employee. You could otherwise choose to brief him or her about the new role. Add details of a training to be conducted in the future.
  2. Mention the exact reason for the change in the roles and responsibilities of the reader.
  3. Detail the duties of the employee in the new role.
  4. Give a prompt feedback of the employee's previous role.

SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

We have decided to give you the job title "Circulation Manager" after an in-depth consultation with Mr. James. It is but proper to give you this title since you have been doing the job responsibilities for a long time now.

Your workload will be manageable because we will be reassigning Ms. Donna Salk to your department as an assistant. You are already familiar with the circulation drill. The duties we will be adding are integrating delivery accounts and administering new sales endeavors.

Kindly see me on Tuesday at 2:00 PM to review the specifics of this change.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -

Sample letter to delegate someone's duties to an assistant.

Further things to consider when writing delegation letters to colleagues

Delegation Letters

Delegation letters are written statements of procedures, terms, and conditions that a person (delegate) must follow to execute the assigned or delegated tasks. Delegation means empowering or giving someone the authority to perform a task. In the workplace, when someone is overloaded or not available for some time, he/she can choose to delegate his/her responsibilities to others. It might be a special project, a follow-up to a complaint, or any other duties that should be performed in the person's absence - the best and the most formal way to delegate is by issuing a delegation letter.

Delegation letters are clear, precise and should have a lighter tone. Mention the responsibilities or duties you are delegating and their requirements. State further training needed to perform the tasks if any. Provide all the information needed including details about the time, venue, and deadlines, leaving no room for misunderstanding. Be direct and clearly state how you expect the recipient to perform the tasks. If necessary, mention how many hours you expect the recipient to spend on the delegated tasks. Close the letter with a positive tone and mention that you will be willing to offer any necessary assistance to the recipient.

Letters to Colleagues

Letters to colleagues are, simply, letters written to coworkers. These letters are written in a business or professional setting for different purposes. Maybe you want to thank a coworker for doing you a favor - write a thank-you letter. You want to congratulate him/her for a promotion - write a congratulation letter. Perhaps you want to apologize for doing something wrong - write an apology letter, or may be you have found a new job, and it's time to say goodbye - write a farewell letter. Although some colleagues may find writing letters a tedious process, it is a great way to maintain a strong working relationship.

Most letters to colleagues are informal. You really don't need to use all that formal jargon to people you know pretty well ? do you? Begin your letter with a warm and friendly salutation and the proper name of the recipient. Clearly state the purpose of your letter. Be specific and know exactly what you are talking about. Use clear language which the recipient can easily understand. Maintain a friendly and pleasant tone. Close the letter positively and with a note of anticipation that the recipient will take the necessary action.

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