Sample of a Letter for Paternity Leave #1
Dean of Faculty
College of Arts
123 Education Lane
College Town, Iowa
Professor of Economics
Date: January 12, 2010
Dear Prof. Hendrick,
After our conversation at the faculty meeting last week, I am writing to you today to formally request a paternity leave of 4 weeks. The expected delivery of my son is on January 20th and I will require days off starting January 15 to February 15.
I am finishing my classes for the semester within the next couple of days, and I'll be correcting papers and exams from home and will send out results from there. I can be contacted via phone or email any time in case the administration or students have questions.
Looking forward to a positive response,
Paternity Leave Letter Sample #2
123 Big Company Ave.
Date: September 5, 2000
Dear Ms. Gibbons,
As you know, my wife and I will be adopting our first child in the next week. In order to make the transition easier for my wife and child, I would like to request a 2 week paternity leave starting from September 15. I will be back in the office on September 30.
I will finish off all pending projects including the end of month report before I leave. However, an important report needs to be created for the finance department. I recommend that Francis Damon be assigned the task in my absence.
Thanks and regards,
Template of a Paternity Leave Letter
(Supervisor's job title)
(Full company name)
(Complete company address)
(Sender's full name)
(Sender's job title)
Dear (Last name of receiver),
As per our discussion, I am formally requesting a (Leave duration) long paternity leave on account of the (Birth/Adoption) of my (Son/daughter/child/baby). I will need the time off to help my wife and take care of the newborn until things get settled.
If my leave is approved, I will be gone from (Start date) to (End date).
I have (Work status), and in my absence, (Colleague name) will be in charge of all tasks. Please coordinate with (him/her) and if any further assistance is required, I will be reachable via phone and e-mail.
Hope you will consider my request,