Dear Mr. Reynolds,
I am writing to formally request a leave of absence from work for a period of six weeks, starting from November 15, 2023.
The reason for this leave is a deeply personal matter. My close family member, my mother, has been diagnosed with a severe medical condition, and her treatment and recovery will require my full attention and presence during this critical time.
During my absence, I am committed to ensuring a smooth transition for the team. To stay updated, I will check my work email regularly and be available for critical matters. I also propose delegating my ongoing tasks to a capable colleague or team member, and I am more than willing to work closely with them to provide necessary guidance and training. Not only this, I will also prepare detailed documentation of my current projects and responsibilities for easy reference.
To address my responsibilities during my leave, I suggest that Ms. Sarah Mitchell, who has a good understanding of our current projects, be appointed as the point person in my absence. I would be happy to facilitate this transition by sharing my knowledge with her before my leave begins.
Thank you for considering my request. I will be available to discuss further details and make any necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth transition.