Resignation letter from the CPS(3 samples)
This blog post will show samples of “resignation letters from CPS.”
Writing a “resignation letter from CPS.”
When writing a “resignation letter from CPS,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.
- The first step is to tell your employer about leaving CPS and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the Last Date of your work.
- Indicate the reason you are leaving your CPS position. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
- Finally, thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
- Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to your employer. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.
“Dear Board of Trustees,
I hereby resign from my position as Chair of the CPS Energy Environmental Stakeholders, a
broad group of environmental advocates that meets quarterly with CPS Energy senior staff. I
have participated in these meetings for over four years, serving as chair for the last two years.
In all the time that I have participated in these closed-door meetings, I have seen zero
progress come about as a result of our discussions. Staff are reluctant to share information
with stakeholders and even more reluctant to put anything into writing. In short, these
meetings serve no more than to provide the optics of public participation and accountability.
After years of participating in these meetings, we recognized that the process was clearly
broken and felt the need to revisit its purpose. I submitted “Purpose of Environmental
Stakeholder Meetings” as the first agenda item for our August 2019 meeting.
In that meeting, we told CEO Paula Gold Williams that we did not believe that CPS Energy
was meeting with us in good faith and that meaningful conversations were taking place in our
meetings. Four days later Gold Williams reported to the CPS Energy Board of Trustees that
she met with the Environmental Stakeholders, and that “This group formally opposes our
positions.” Environmental Stakeholders believe that our message was deliberately
misrepresented at that board meeting. Having a meaningful conversation and disagreeing is
perfectly understandable. Not meeting with us in good faith is unacceptable. (Watch board
meeting video 26:28 mark. View CPS Energy Board Presentation PowerPoint slide 15. )
One meeting topic that stakeholders repeatedly requested was exploring conditions for and
impacts of early retirement of CPS Energy’s Spruce coal plant. We asked CPS Energy to
run a model to determine what it would take to shut down their coal plant earlier than its
current 2065 retirement date so that we could have conversations on possible energy
generation replacement options, total cost, average customer bill impact, maintaining
reliability of service, new job training for current plant employees, etc.
After years of asking, CPS Energy agreed to model this scenario, and we were told that they
would share the results with us at our August 2019 meeting. However, we were instead
informed that the ranges of inputs for this model were so large that nothing could be
concluded from the outputs of that model. No other information was shared at that meeting.
Stakeholders were left wanting a more meaningful conversation on that topic. At our following
meeting, I pressed Gold Williams for more details, and she responded that her staff never
modelled an early coal plant retirement scenario. Environmental stakeholders remain
confused as to how to interpret conflicting versions of what we were told.
Environmental Stakeholders have also made repeated, written requests for opportunities to
weigh in on the development of an updated Save for Tomorrow Energy Program (STEP). Our
membership was aware that the previous 10-year STEP program was coming to an end, and
on three separate occasions we submitted proposed agendas asking for opportunities to
provide input on this program. We submitted these agendas in November 2018, August 2019,
and November 2019. At every one of these meetings, senior staff told us that there would be
plenty of opportunities for us to weigh in on this program in the future.
The first time that CPS Energy extended an opportunity for us to provide input on a new
The STEP program was in an email that Kathy Garcia sent us on January 9th, 2020, stating, “We would like your input on which programs you would like to see included going forward. We would be happy to set another meeting to discuss this.” Five days after we received that email, CPS Energy’s board of trustees voted to approve an extension of the outdated STEP
program. For seventeen months stakeholders asked for opportunities to provide input on that
program. It goes to a vote for approval at City Council in three days, and we have yet to be
provided with an opportunity to share our ideas and concerns.
For too many members of the public who have tried to work with CPS Energy, trust is broken.
Rather than approaching stakeholders as possible partners to work with in seeking solutions
to our community’s challenges, senior staff have consistently treated us as adversaries to be
Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to interact with dozens of CPS Energy
staff members, and there are many great people here who care about our community and do
impressive work. By no means do I mean to cast a wide net and criticize the entire team.
There are many employees at CPS Energy who I admire and even consider friends.
I will also tell you that I have no desire to tear CPS Energy down or negatively impact your
bottom line. San Antonio is my home and CPS Energy is my public utility. I want us to be the
best public utility in the nation, serving as a model for others to see and follow. When a group
of stakeholders bring forward ideas on how to improve our utility, I want them to be treated
I believe that if we all put our minds together and challenge each other’s ideas productively and respectfully, we can overcome our biggest obstacles and achieve
great things. However, I am no longer willing to spend my time in closed-door, cat-and-mouse stakeholder meetings and I, therefore, submit my resignation today.
I will close by telling you that I believe that there is a better way forward, and you don’t have
to reinvent the wheel. My ask to you today is simply that you develop a new public
participation process that meets best practices as recommended by the American Public
Power Association’s Public Participation for Community-owned Utilities, An Implementation
Resigning Chair, CPS Energy Environmental Stakeholders”
June 9, 2021
Ms Deneen Dryden,
Texas Department of Families and Protective Services
701 W. 51st St.Austin, TX 78751
Please accept this letter of resignation effective June 10, 2021. As indicated by Jim Yokum and Katie Whiting after the Management Review that was conducted about me on June 7, I was no longer able to remain in my role as Regional Director for Region 8 due to undue stress, emotional and mental exhaustion, unreasonable demands and expectations, and workload and burden. I indicated that I was taking two days of leave (June 8-9) to process allegations from an informal anonymous complaint. I was asked to network out a period of notice presumably due to the nature of my role. I was advised that I could plan to pick up my belongings which is requested.
Deneen reviewed these allegations with me on May 30 and I immediately and adamantly denied nearly all the allegations. I was told she would staff with HR on June 1 and I would be advised next steps which resulted in a full management review. When I spoke with Mr Yokum on June 1 about the process, I discussed concerns about timing due to the state of crisis in the region and state and expressed worries this would not be a fair process as a result. I also stated it would continue to divide a region in crisis (placement, CWOP, CBC 8A and 8B contracts, FCL, program audits, etc.) and put doubt in staff’s minds about their new leader. I felt targeted to be subject to such a formal process within my first 10 months of tenure, based on my current stress level, and one anonymous complaint.
I expressed the same concern to Ms Dryden and Ms Banuelos who advised me there was nothing they could do but acknowledged it would be “hard.”The preliminary results were shared with me for inclusion in the report to the commissioner. I asked for specificity and examples and was provided with very little concrete, tangible evidence. Again, I denied nearly all the allegations and was asked what I wanted to include in the report.
These are just a few of my noted concerns about my tenure as the RD. After speaking with Jim for 2 ½ hours, he observed none of the behaviors described and stated he believed most allegations to be unfounded. I respectfully request a copy of my completed Management Review through the Open Records Act. I also would like to see the policy that required a formal management review based on an informal anonymous complaint as stated by Jim.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve as the RD in Region 8 for the last 10 months. It has helped me to learn the Texas Child Welfare system and to grow as a leader. I remain committed to supporting moving and child welfare practice forward in a non-conflicted role.
Brenda Watkins, LMSW”
“From McCall, Colleen W (DFPS)
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 8:32 AM
Subject: CPS Director of Field resignation
After careful deliberation, I am tendering my resignation as the CPS Director of Field. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the children and families of Texas and to help lead the thousands of staff across the state who directly work with abused and neglected children and their families.
I am proud of my long career in CPS and feel very blessed to have been a part of the region leadership team for many years and, for the past eleven years, a part of the state office leadership team.
Every day that I have been on this job, my thoughts immediately go to our frontline staff who make such a difference in the lives of children and families. From the time I first started with this agency in 1976, I have witnessed so many positive changes in how we do the work. I am proud to have been associated with CPS for the past 40 years and I know that many more positive changes will occur in our ever-changing child welfare system.
However, the work is never easy and the demands on our time are great. My family is calling me and I owe them some quality time after so many years of putting my CPS duties first. I am planning to work through May 19th and then take leave through the end of May so that my official separation date is May 31, 2016. I will work hard over the next few weeks to help make a smooth transition for a new leader in this position.
As always, please let me know how I can best help in keeping all of us focused on the CPS vision of Children First, Protected and Connected.
CPS Director of Field”
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can you resign without giving notice?
No, you cannot resign without giving notice. According to most organizations’ policies, quitting a job without notice may attract a penalty fee.
When should you offer your resignation notice?
The minimum resignation notice time for most companies is one week. However, it is considered short notice; the best time to give your employer a resignation letter is two months before your last day of work.
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