This Response to Inquiry Concerning Former Employee with Reference sample letter may focuses on the former employees character, work ethic and dependability but can easily be re-worded to include a variety of desirable traits and abilities.
The extra addition to this sample letter is the short vouch of reference for the former employee.
This is to acknowledge receipt of your inquiry of __/__ /__ in which you requested information regarding a previous employee of our firm.
[name of employee] was my personal secretary for the last three years. She is intelligent, dependable and extremely well organized. She is fastidious in her appearance and is very conscientious about her work.