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. In Belgium you can start your pre-natal leave anytime up to 6 weeks before your expected date of birth.
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.
You may be eligible for other leaves in addition to Maternity Leave. Review the Parental Leave  page for more information.
GPPL is paid at 100% of an employee’s base salary rate (subject to applicable law) or, for commissioned employees, on target earnings (OTE) for a maximum of eighteen (18) weeks. You will need to confirm your weekly amount of statutory maternity allowance from your mutuelle, to VMware as soon as possible. For more information regarding statutory Maternity Leave review the Kind en Gezin  website.
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 need to provide the following to them:
- A copy of your mutuelle / ziekenfonds medical certificate indicating the expected due date, no later than the 7th month of your pregnancy.
- Confirm the date you intend to start your Maternity Leave prior to the 8th month of your pregnancy.
Returning to Work
Be sure to contact your mutuelle and ask whether you need to provide VMware with any notification documents when you return from Maternity Leave.
Please note: This information is an overview of Maternity Leave. Refer to the Belgium Paid Family Leave Policy  [VMware network access required] for detailed information.
For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption  life event page.