Employee Recommendation Letter Sample
City, State, Zip
I am being considered for permanent appointment to the position of
(title), Professional - SL-(rank), in the (Division), (Department),
(Unit) of the University at Albany, State University of New York. I have
selected you to provide a non-confidential letter of recommendation on
my behalf because of our association regarding (describe the
I would appreciate any comments you may have concerning the length and
nature of our professional relationship and your evaluation of my
service to you and your staff. To assist you with this task, I have
enclosed a copy of my resume. The criteria for evaluation are listed
below for your information.
1. Effectiveness in performance - demonstrated by effective task
performance, efficiency and productivity.
2. Mastery of specialization - demonstrated by degrees, licenses,
honors, awards, etc.
3. Professional ability - demonstrated by invention or innovation in
professional, scientific, administrative or technical areas. Development
or refinement of programs, methods, procedures or operations.
4. University service - demonstrated by participation in committee work,
governance, student or community activities.
5. Continuing growth - demonstrated by continuing education, membership
and participation in professional organizations, or attendance and
involvement in training programs.
6. Other attributes - such as attitude, cooperation, dependability, etc.
Your letter should be addressed to (appropriate official and address).
The letter should be received no later than (specify date).
Your recommendation will not be considered confidential and will
be available to me, my colleagues and administrative officers as my
request for permanent appointment is considered. If you wish to provide
a letter of recommendation for my dossier under the~e circumstances,
please sign the attachment to this letter and return it with your letter
of recommendation. The recommendation cannot be included in my dossier
until you have indicated your desire to have it included under these
Although all evaluative letters may be helpful, letters solicited by
authorized University officials, such as my supervisor, are essential
for my dossier. If my supervisor requests a letter from you, it will be
in my best interest that you respond only to my supervisor's request.
Thank you for your assistance.
SAMPLE RELEASE STATEMENT - NON-CONFIDENTIAL LETTER OF EVALUATION
I approve the use of my letter of recommendation concerning Ms. or Mr.
(candidate's last name) permanent appointment under these