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Reporting lines change notification letter template

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Our Reporting lines change notification Letter Template ensures clear communication and alignment regarding organizational restructuring adjustments.

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reporting lines change notification letter template

What is a Reporting lines change notification letter?

The Reporting lines change notificationLetter provides a clear and formal notification to employees regarding any alterations in their reporting structures within the organisation.

This document ensures that all staff members are informed of the adjustments, promoting transparency and understanding across the workforce. By outlining the revised reporting lines, it helps employees adapt to the changes and realign their roles and responsibilities accordingly.

Moreover, this letter demonstrates the company's commitment to effective communication and organisational transparency. It serves as a proactive measure by the leadership to manage organisational changes with clarity and professionalism. By issuing this letter, employees are kept informed of the adjustments in a timely and respectful manner, fostering a sense of stability and confidence in the management processes of the organisation.

Best practice timescale for this to be issued
When should this letter be issued?
When an organisational change leads to a change in reporting lines (departments are combined, for example)
Issued by who, to whom
Who should issue this letter, and to whom?
The Employer (you) to the Employee
Applicable legal jurisdictions
In which jurisdictions can this letter be used?
Great Britain & NI (United Kingdom), Worldwide

What steps should I take to ensure the effective, compliant execution of this letter?

Step Description Responsibility Timing
1 Identify the need for a reporting lines change HR / Senior Management As soon as decision is made
2 Prepare the Reporting Lines Change Notification letter template HR 1 week before the change
3 Inform the affected employees of the reporting lines change HR / Department Heads On the effective date of the change
4 Provide support and clarification to affected employees HR / Department Heads Within 1 week after notification
5 Follow up to ensure smooth transition and address any concerns HR / Department Heads Within 2 weeks after notification

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United Kingdom
  • Employment Rights Act 1996: Outlines the legal framework for changes in employment terms, including reporting lines.

  • Equality Act 2010: Ensures that changes in reporting lines do not discriminate against employees based on protected characteristics.

  • Acas Code of Practice on Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment: Provides guidance on best practices for communicating changes in employment terms, including reporting lines.

  • Best Practice: Clarity and Transparency: Ensure that the confirmation letter clearly outlines the changes in reporting lines, including relevant details and any support available, to facilitate understanding and acceptance by the employee.

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Other territories

Refer to your local employment legislation / labor laws to support the execution of the template. Review the wording for local accuracy.

Reporting lines change notification [Delete this line]

[Company name]

[Sender address]



[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]


Dear [Recipient first name],


Change in Reporting Lines

I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to inform you of a change in reporting lines that will affect your role within [Department/Team].

Effective [Date], your reporting line will be updated as follows:

  • Current Reporting Manager: [Current Manager's Name]

  • New Reporting Manager: [New Manager's Name]

This change is being implemented to [briefly explain reason for the change, such as organisational restructuring, managerial realignment, etc.].

[New Manager's Name] will reach out to you shortly to introduce themselves and discuss any adjustments to your responsibilities or workflows that may be necessary as a result of this change.

Please feel free to reach out to [New Manager's Name] or myself if you have any questions or concerns about this transition. We are committed to ensuring a smooth transition for you and the team.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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Yours [faithfully | sincerely],



[Sender name]

[Sender job title]

[Sender telephone]
[Sender email]

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  • You will maintain compliance with ACAS guidelines, legislation, and industry best practices
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