Paternity Leave

VMware believes that leave is an instrument of work-life balance and recognizes that fathers play an important role in raising children. To support this, VMware provides Paternity Leave so that you can take the necessary time off work to bond with your new baby.


All active employees of VMware on the date of the birth or placement for adoption are eligible. There is no minimum period of company service required. No birth or adoption event will be eligible, if it happened before VMware date of hire.


If you have new-born child(ren) or newly adopted child(ren) join your family, you are eligible for up to four (4) paid weeks to bond with your new child(ren). You will have one (1) year from the date of birth or legal placement into your home to take advantage of these four weeks. The four (4) weeks can be taken all at once or in weekly increments.

Paternity Leave must be taken within twelve (12) months of the birth or placement for adoption.

Paternity Leave guarantees parents with 100% of your base pay for up to four (4) weeks of time off, withstanding any aid received from government. You are required to apply and obtain government aid based on your eligibility. VMware is not obligated to pay 100% of base pay if the employee fails to apply for available government and company benefits.

Scheduling Paternity leave

For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption page [2].

Returning to Work

While on Paternity Leave, you should maintain open communication with your manager. VMware will assume that you wish to return to work at the end of your Paternity Leave period. However, you should contact HR Source [1] [VMware network access required] towards the end of your leave to confirm your return to work.