A resignation letter is a formal request for acceptance of registration from employment issued by an employee to an employer. A resignation letter usually contains the reasons for resignation, requested date of resignation and a formal thanks to the employer for providing employment thus far. Usually an employer accepts the resignation letter and provides the employee with a final date of employment. It is a good practice to request resignation from employment using a formal resignation letter.
This resignation letter can be printed on a plain white paper, signed and delivered to the employer. A resignation letter is usually handed to human resource department or the supervisor. One copy of the document is retained by the employee and another is issued to the employer.
On receiving a resignation letter, its a good practice to request the person receiving the document to acknowledge receipt of the document by signing on the document. If a resignation letter is provided through email, then a request confirming receipt of request can be requested from the recipient.
A resignation letter is in most cases only a request to relieve you off duty, as per the employment contract or appointment letter. It is upto the Employer to accept / reject / make counter offer on receipt of a resignation letter, subject to the terms of employment contract. Most employers on accepting a resignation letter indicate a last date of employment.