Announce the Appointment of an Employee to a Committee or Position | Letter-Writing Guide


Use a positive tone as you give as much detailed information as you feel necessary to communicate the scope and importance of the appointment. If other employees will read the letter, it should contain enough information about the appointee's qualifications that others will recognize that he or she is qualified to fill the position.


1. Announce the appointment.

  • As of June 7, we would like you to assume the position of Deputy Director of Corporate Finance.
  • We are pleased to announce Jane Doe's appointment to the new position of Chief of Marketing. She will begin her new duties on September 1, and will be transferred to our corporate headquarters in Bloomington.
  • You have been appointed to head a special task force to evaluate the alleged abuse of company facilities by employees.
  • We have appointed Mark Doe to be the acting manager of the water department. This appointment is effective immediately and will run until further notice.
  • We have just named Jane Doe as a member of the new task force to assess the needs of our distributors and vendors.
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2. Briefly explain the appointee's duties and qualifications. Include any necessary information about the position.

  • I feel that your work in the past as an advisor to the Doe Company and your experience as a counselor qualify you to evaluate how the company can avoid a machinists' strike. You will be working with Robert Johnson and Jane Doe. Your appointment begins immediately and will continue until the situation is resolved.
  • He has had extensive experience as a public works supervisor. He will take over the City Harbor Commission on April 12 of this year and will continue in his duties for a three-year term, with the possibility of an additional three-year appointment.
  • Because of Dr. Doe's reputation as a fine scholar and her election as "Teacher of the Year" for three of the last seven years, we feel she would be a natural appointee to the Academic Standards Committee. She will teach just two sections of literature per semester while she is serving on this committee. Her assignment begins with fall semester and will continue for three to five years.
  • Ms. Doe has been with the company for eight years, and has been an assistant manager for the past three years. In addition to her other accomplishments, she headed the team responsible for designing the T-31 printer, has recently completed her master's degree in business and was a recipient of a Doe Fellowship. She will be responsible for finding new and more efficient ways to market our products overseas.
  • Because of your years as a teacher, as a member of the City Council, and as a member of the Council of Churches, we feel you would be the best choice for Public Relations Committee chairperson. We anticipate that you will begin at the end of this month. Having already served on the committee, you are well aware of what your duties will be and how we feel about this important position.
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3. Close on a positive note, and reaffirm your confidence in the appointee's abilities.

  • I look forward to working more closely with you over the next couple of months.
  • If anyone can do this job well, I know you can.
  • We feel that Mr. Doe is the right person to help this company become number one!
  • We feel that Dr. Doe's expertise and experience will greatly benefit this institution.
  • We feel that Jane will provide the boost we need to become the premier cable network in this area.
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