Re: Request for Early Departure to Facilitate Travel Plans
As discussed on (insert date) I have personal travel plans (or insert other unavoidable commitment) on (insert date) which, unfortunately, requires me to leave the office early. I tried my very best to get around, but without luck.
I will have my desk up to date and have made arrangements for (insert name of officer) to handle all my calls although I will still be reachable by cell phone. If there are any pressing tasks or clarifications needed, I am happy to handle before leaving. I will also work late the evening prior and come in early on the morning of my departure to ensure that all my files and assignments are in order.
Again, as expressed earlier I am sorry for the late notice and the unplanned absence from the office but it was unavoidable. I will be back in office on (insert date) as scheduled. Looking forward to your response as soon as possible.