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Sample Letter #1
Welcome to Doe Corporation. We are pleased to extend an offer of employment to you in the position of executive secretary at a starting salary of $28,000 per year, which is a biweekly salary of $1076.92. You will report directly to Jane Doe in our corporate division. Doe employs only the most qualified people in the industry, and you were chosen from a group of excellent candidates.
To help you sign up for a complete benefits package, our human resources department will help you choose the health and dental insurance program that will serve you best. You will also be eligible to participate in our profit sharing plan.
The United States government requires us to verify your employment eligibility before you can begin work. Please fill out and bring the enclosed I-9 form and proper identification with you on your first day. Report directly to the human resource department.
Please signify your acceptance of this offer by signing in the space below on both copies of this letter. Return one copy within two weeks of the date of this letter and retain the second copy for your files. After we receive your letter, we can take the final steps in the hiring process.
If you have any questions about this offer, feel free to call me at 555-5555. We look forward to your acceptance of this offer and to a mutually beneficial relationship.
Sample Letter #2
Congratulations! After a lengthy process you have been chosen to fill the position of Executive Director. Because this is a high profile position which requiring contact with many key business people, congressional leaders, and the general public, many hours were spent in determining who would be the best candidate for the job. Your past experience and education, combined with your enthusiasm for our cause, show you to be the best choice.
As Executive Director, you will have many exciting opportunities to meet with and educate the public about issues which are central to understanding what makes individuals perform at optimal levels. In addition, you will have occasion to meet with congressional leaders to lobby for policies which continue to benefit the less fortunate. As a precaution, however, let me remind you that our conflict of interest policy requires that you suspend all private practice engagements until your tenure as Executive Director is over.
Please notify me in writing at the above address within the next two weeks regarding your decision. Should you decide to accept this offer, we can discuss further arrangements to complete the hiring process. I look forward to your prompt response and hope that I may have the pleasure of working with you.
Sample Letter #3
I am very pleased to be able to offer you a job leading our service department. Your starting salary will be $40,000 per annum. Your first day will be January 13. The federal government requires that you provide proof of identification and of your eligibility for employment within three days of your start date. Please be prepared to do this when you meet with Jane Doe for your orientation on January 13. By signing and returning one copy of this letter, you indicate that you accept the offer and all the terms and conditions contained herein and discussed in our formal interviews. I look forward to working with you.
Sample Letter #4
On behalf of Doe Corporation I am pleased to extend this offer of employment at our Springfield office. Doe Corporation is offering you the position of administrative assistant beginning April 1, 2002. As we discussed in our call earlier today, you will be paid an hourly salary of $10. Enclosed is a copy of the standard employee agreement. As previously mentioned, you will be asked to sign the agreement as a condition of employment.
Doe Corporation is mandated to comply with the 1986 Immigration and Control Act. Therefore, this offer is contingent upon your supplying original documents proving U.S. citizenship or the authority to work in the United States. Please examine the "Employer Review and Verification" section of the enclosed Form I-9 for the types of documents that we will need to review at your orientation.
Please inform us in writing of your decision to accept employment as soon as possible. This offer will expire in one week.
Sample Letter #5
This letter will confirm the terms and conditions of the verbal offer of regular full-time employment tendered to you, valid for your written acceptance on or before September 15, 2002. The offered position is administrative assistant, reporting to Jane Doe, vice president of development. Your starting salary will be $2000 per month, paid bimonthly on the first and fifteenth of each month for work performed during the previous month.
As a new employee, your first six months of employment at Doe Corporation will be considered an introductory period. After you have completed this period, the Doe Corporation will conduct a performance review to ensure that expectations are being met by both the employee and the employer.
This offer is contingent on the completion of a reference check verifying your professional and educational background and eligibility to work legally in the United States. We look forward to your acceptance of this offer and to your first day of employment September 20, 2002.
Sample Letter #6
Doe Corporation is pleased to offer the opportunity for you to share in our vision and join our team. We are confident that your skills and experience in the area of computer programming will be an asset to our company.
Beginning as soon as possible but not later than May 31, 2002, Doe Corporation will employ you as a Senior Programmer located in our Software Development Office in Springfield. You will report directly to John Doe, Manager, Software Development, Kansas.
As compensation for your services, your starting salary will be $5000 monthly. Our standard pay schedule is on the fifteenth and last day of each month. Doe Corporation will also give you $4000 as a one-time moving allowance.
PERFORMANCE AND SALARY REVIEWS
During the first year of your employment you will be subject to two formal reviews of performance: one after three months, and the other after twelve months, when your salary will also be reviewed. During the second and subsequent years of your employment, you will have one annual performance and salary review.
STOCK OPTION GRANT
In addition to your salary and moving allowance, the Company will recommend to the Board of Directors that you be granted options to purchase 5,000 shares of Doe Corporation stock subject to the Company's 2002 Stock Option Plan. Each stock option grant requires the approval of the Board of Directors and will be voted on at the next board meeting.
VACATION AND BENEFITS
You will be entitled to all medical benefits as offered to Doe Corporation employees as well as Flexible Time Off as defined in the employee handbook. As a new employee you will be eligible for fifteen days of FTO the first year. Additionally, upon completion of six (6) months of employment with Doe Corporation, you will also be able to participate in the Company's 401 (k) Retirement Plan.
AT WILL EMPLOYMENT
Your employment and compensation with Doe Corporation are "at will" in that they can be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either Doe Corporation or yourself, except as otherwise provided by law. The terms of this offer letter, therefore, do not and are not intended to create either an express and/or implied contract of employment with Doe Corporation. During the first three months, in the event your employment is terminated, you shall receive only your unpaid salary and accrued vacation. After three months, if your employment is terminated other than for cause, you shall receive additional remuneration equivalent to two-weeks' base salary, in lieu of notice or severance.
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
This letter is deemed as an offer of employment with Doe Corporation. If you accept the offer described in this letter by Doe Corporation, please indicate by your signature below. You will also be requested to sign a Confidentiality Agreement and a notice of intent to comply with the Doe Corporation policies as described in the Employee Handbook. This offer is valid for seven (7) days from the date of this letter.
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