needing "sample" or "example" sick leave request letters

Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

         I wish to help a dear friend put together a letter requesting sick bank hours for her job.  As I understand the situation, she has exhausted all of her sick and annual leave balances due to heart surgery.  However, she has the option of requesting sick bank hours with human resources in order to continue with an income while she is absent and recovering.   With these points in mind, I wish to review "sample" or "example" sick leave request letters in order to gain a understanding of its needed content and structure.

         Any help given here on behalf of my dear and close friend will be greatly appreciated.  

         Thank you

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aburrConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The following can be customized for your particular situation

Dear HR
I have been in poor health with problems which have led to heart surgery on (date). These problems have caused me to exhaust my sick and annual bank hours. I hope that the heart surgery will solve this problem. My doctors estimate that x hours of time will be needed for recovery. I thereby request as many of these hours as current rules permit. I am prepared to give you as much written or aural addition information as you need to process this request.
Sincerely yours
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEConnect With a Mentor DeveloperCommented:
Hi George,
First, let me say that I'm very sorry to hear about your friend. I hope she is on the path to a full recovery from her heart surgery.

As I'm sure you already tried, a Google search for "sample sick leave letter" gets plenty of hits. However, after reviewing several of them, I found that none of them addresses the situation of your friend, i.e., having exhausted all of the sick leave and annual leave balances. So this is almost surely going to require a custom letter. It's possible that one of the samples from the Google search could be used as a starting point, but there's no doubt that some customization (perhaps a lot) will be needed.

Wishing your friend all the best! Regards, Joe
GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Morning,

              Thank you Joe for your shared sentiment about my friend.  On a personal level, that means a lot :-)  With respect to the letter itself, I was able to use the structure given by aburr to put together and customize a letter for my friend's needs.  It met with the expectations of Human Resources and awaiting a decision.

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're very welcome, George. I'm glad to hear that you were able to write a custom letter based on aburr's post that meets HR's expectations. I wish your friend the best of luck in getting a positive decision from HR! Regards, Joe
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