Temp to Permanent Employment Request Letter Sample

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You've been working as a temporary employee, and you want to request a transfer to a permanent position. How can you make the request to your employer? What should you write in a letter requesting a transfer to a permanent role?

Here's an example of a letter or email message used to apply for a transfer from a temporary position to a permanent one. Also review advice on what to include in your letter, and how to make the request to turn a contract or temp job into a permanent one.

What to Include in Your Letter

Always include your contact information, including email and personal phone as well as business extension, if applicable. You want to ensure your employer has multiple ways to contact you.

List how long you have been employed in the temporary or contract position with the company, including job titles and departments. Your current supervisor or the hiring supervisor may not be familiar with where you have worked within the company and the skills you have used. You can cite jobs where you used similar skills to show that you have more experience.

It's important to impress upon the hiring supervisor that you have already developed skills in their company. You are already trained, which will save time and effort after being brought to permanent status.

You may have filled out forms to apply for the job already, but a letter to the supervisor who will be hiring the permanent employees is a good introduction.

It shows you are serious about the request. This is especially true if you have been employed as a temporary for a number of months. Your employer may think you didn't require or want a permanent position.

You may need to complete more paperwork and job applications with human resources. If you are applying to a federal agency, be aware that temporary employees often do not have the status that a permanent federal employee has.

The agency may not be able to easily convert you to permanent. You may have to compete for your job with others who have preference due to previous federal employment or veteran status.

Job Transfer Letter - Temporary to Permanent Position

Subject: Application for Sales Associate

Dear Ms. Greene,

It was with great interest that I learned that HR will be accepting applications for a permanent full-time Sales Associate in the Young Men's Department. I have been employed as a temporary seasonal employee since November. I am very interested in staying on at Casy's in a permanent position. Please accept my resume for review and consideration.

Before moving to Anytown last spring, I worked as a Sales Associate at Bimbles in Bigville for three years. My experiences included customer service, inventory control, and merchandise display.

Working at Casy's has been very rewarding, and I would appreciate the opportunity to become a permanent employee. I feel that both my previous experience and the commitment I have shown as a temporary employee make me an excellent candidate for the open position.

Best Regards,

Firstname Lastname
Title
Email
Phone

Contract to Permanent Position Letter Example

Subject: Permanent Position Request

Dear Mr. Janning,

As you are aware, I have a been a contract worker for ABCD Company for the last two years. I am very interested in the permanent marketing position that was recently listed on the company website.

Before moving to Anytown last spring, I worked in marketing for Amadorn Associates, where I was responsible for digital, print, and social media for the corporation. In a role very similar to the posted position, I performed market research, analysis, and reporting to assess the success of our campaigns.

Working at ABCD has been rewarding, both professionally and personally, and I would appreciate the opportunity to become a permanent employee. I feel that my previous experience and the commitment I have shown as a contractor make me an excellent candidate for the open position.

I have attached my resume for your review and consideration.

If I can provide any further information, please let me know. 

Best Regards,

Firstname Lastname
Title
Email
Phone

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