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Apr04

Letter to retrieve belongings

What do you say in a letter to ask an employee to pick up their belonging?

The letter should be simple and to the point. Include a list of the belongings in the employer’s possession as well as the expectation that the employee contacts a specific person directly to schedule a time for him to retrieve the items. It’s recommended to send the letter certified to ensure the employee receives it.

If the employee doesn’t respond to the request it’s often in the best interest of the employer to ship the items to the employee’s last known address. The least expensive shipping method can be used but be sure to track the package to ensure delivery. It’s also a good idea to keep a list of the items shipped as well as pictures of the items if they’re valuable or fragile.

If, for some reason, shipping the items is not feasible the employer must consider state laws regarding abandoned property. Some states require employers to store the property in a safe place for a specified time frame prior to discarding it.

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