What Is a Memo of Transmittal?

A memo of transmittal accompanies a report, is much less formal in style than the document it accompanies and describes the context of the report's creation, purpose and review. A report's unexpected findings or uncommon features may also be pointed out, as noted on Washington State University's website. The sender of a memo of transmittal typically informs the report's recipient of the expected use of the information being provided, makes note of any limitations, and offers to provide additional details upon request or to respond to questions.