I am currently at notice period and my employment will be ending at this weekend. My notice period is ending at 17th and I have to join on 19th in new company. My CEO is currently out of country and will not be present in office until the 20th. In my office, CEO normally signs on relieving letter.

What positions are normally accepted as being able to sign a relieving letter?

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    Surely there's someone in the company who can act in the place of the CEO when he's not available. If the CEO was in hospital for 2 weeks, would the company grind to a halt?
    – alroc
    May 14, 2014 at 11:22
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    Unfortunetely not.
    – S. K.
    May 14, 2014 at 11:49
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    Hey @Chad, this is a different question from the linked duplicate. That one is asking what to do if an employer doesn't send it as promised, this one is asking what to do if the CEO is not available to issue the letter (and what alternatives to having the CEO provide one there may be).
    – jmac
    May 15, 2014 at 3:54
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    @jmac I edited the question to focus exclusively on who can sign the letter. I think it is acceptable now unless the OP rejects it. May 15, 2014 at 16:42

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Most likely the next person in the chain of command. They would logically have the authority to handle this while the CEO is away

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