Maternity Leave is part of the Global Paid Parental Leave Policy “GPPL”
VMware recognizes the importance and value of its employees’ family lives and seeks to provide a family-friendly environment that is supportive of working parents.
The Global Paid Parental Leave Program (“Program”) is intended to:
- provide minimum leave and payment benefits for new parents employed by VMware; and
- support all eligible employees to take time off from work for pre-natal periods subject to applicable local law, childbirth, placement of a child for adoption, and/or to spend time with their new
A copy of the full GPPL policy is available here 
A copy of the FAQ’s is here 
This Program applies to all full-time and part-time employees permanent (“Employees” or “Employee”) directly employed by VMware. Subject to applicable law, contractors and non-employees are not eligible to participate in this Program. All active employees whose child is born on or after March 1 2022 are eligible for the leave entitlement detailed below. If your child was born prior to March 1 2022, please note that the previous leave policy applies. To understand your entitlements under the previous leave policy please contact HR Source.
Employees are entitled to receive up to eighteen (18) weeks of leave, paid at their base salary rate (subject to applicable law) or, for commissioned employees, on target earnings (OTE), where they seek time off from work for pre-natal periods subject to applicable local law, childbirth, placement of a child for adoption, and/or to spend time with their new child.
To the extent possible under local law, all GPPL will run concurrently with any other Local Benefits and/or any applicable contractual terms.
Employees who are the legal parent of the new child have twelve (12) months to avail of GPPL from the date of their new child’s birth or from the official legal adoption placement date or from an earlier date, if provided for by Local Benefits. GPPL can be used all at once or divided into a maximum of three separate blocks of time, which do not have to be equal lengths of time off. For the avoidance of doubt, any Local Benefits already availed will be set off against GPPL.
After GPPL has been exhausted, employees can continue using the Statutory Maternity leave for the remaining days up to:
- One hundred and forty (140) calendar days (seventy (70) calendar days of pregnancy, seventy (70) calendar days of delivery);
- One hundred and fifty-five (155) calendar days (seventy (70) calendar days of pregnancy, eighty-five (85) calendar days of delivery) in the event of complicated delivery;
- One hundred and eighty (180) calendar days (seventy (70) calendar days of pregnancy, one hundred and ten (110) calendar days of delivery) in the event of giving birth to more than one child.
In cases of premature delivery the unused days of Maternity Leave are added to the leave for the delivery.
In addition to ordinary Maternity Leave you can take up to one (1) year unpaid Maternity Leave according to conditions stated by law.
All benefits will continue to be provided and subject to the terms and conditions of the benefit plan in force at that time. Vacation continues to accrue whilst on leave of absence
Scheduling Maternity Leave
You should inform your Manager and HR Source  [VMware network access required] of your pregnancy as soon as reasonably possible, so that proper arrangements can be made prior to your leave period.
You will also need to contact KPartners  to check on any mandatory paperwork/forms required to be submitted locally for the Maternity leave to be processed.
Returning to Work
While on Maternity Leave you should maintain open communication with your manager and HR Source  [VMware network access required]. VMware will assume that you wish to return to work at the end of your Maternity Leave period however, you should contact HR Source  [VMware network access required] towards the end of your scheduled Maternity Leave to confirm and arrange your return to work.
For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption  life event page.
Please note: This information is an overview of Maternity Leave. Please refer to the Armenia Employee Handbook  [VMware network access required] for detailed information.