Maternity leave is a time when extended time is taken off of work for the birth of a child. This can leave quite a loss at an organization where the fulfillment of an expected role is being fulfilled. Leaving a maternity leave out of office message will forward on the expected contact for your job while you are gone. This will ensure you have less pile up of paperwork when you return while the business has an ability to continue onward. Here is a look at some great samples that will get your auto responder set up.
Thank you for your email. I am out of the office for maternity leave until (date you expect to return from maternity leave).
If you need assistance before my return please contact (name of colleague covering for you, with contact details).
(If you have certain projects you cover list project name and the person covering you).
If your matter is not urgent I’ll return your email within a week of my return.
Best, (Your name)
Thank you for contacting me. Unfortunately, I will be out of the office until (date). Please direct all inquiries to (name) who can be contacted via email or phone at (email and number).
I will be out of the office starting (day of week), (month and day), (year) due to medical reasons. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my fellow associate at (number). Thank you.
Thank you for your email, I will be out of the office on for extended leave from (leave date) to (return date). I will have limited access to email during this time. If you require further assistance, please contact (name) and (number) or call at (phone number).
Thank you for your email. I’m out of the office and will be back at (Date of Return). During this period I will have limited access to my email.
For immediate assistance please contact me on my cell phone at (your cell phone number).
I will be out of the office from (Starting date) until (End date).
If you need immediate assistance please contact (Contact Person).
I will be out of the office starting (Starting Date) through (End Date) returning(Date of Return).
If you need immediate assistance during my absence, please contact (Contacts Name) at (Contacts Email Address). Otherwise I will respond to your emails as soon as possible upon my return.
Maternity leave was originally created to give an opportunity for a working mother to have recovery and bonding time from giving birth to a newborn baby. Here is a look at the darker side of maternity leave in America.
Crystal Lombardo has been a staff writer for Future of Working for five years. She is a proud veteran and mother. If you have any questions about the content of this blog post, then please send our editor-in-chief a message here.