Letter of Recommendation
Position of Trust, Special Duty, and/or Employment Position
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are not familiar with it.
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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
I have known Mr. [First Last Name] for the past 3
years in my capacity as Information Systems
Security Manager. Mr. [Last Name] is competent,
well organized and extremely knowledgeable in
System Programming. He performs his duties with the utmost proficiency and
presents himself in
a professional manner to peers and management.
Mr. [Last Name]'s contribution to
[Company Name] during the Hurricane Andrew disaster
admirable. He worked long hours, seven days a week, until the Technical Support
restore the operating system and all critical production applications. He
technical needs of the system for approximately 2-3 months form a data center in
the Technical Support Group was able to restore its operations at a data center
in Miami area.
Mr. [Last Name] has been responsible for supporting
MVS and implementing new releases for the
operating system. Additionally, he had implemented various software products
such as Endeavor,
and Net view, and supported the technical aspects required for the RACF security
and has trained Application Programmers in the use of different software
programs, and other technical tools.
I am confident that Mr. [Last Name]'s professional
skills, talent and determination will enable
him to perform at the highest level. I highly recommend him for a Senior or
Programming position. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate
to contact me
at (###) ###-#### or ###-####.
[First Last Name]
Note: Signature lines are 5 spaces below the last line of text.