Maternity Leave

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 pregnancy and Maternity Leave of four hundred and ten (410) days for each child, starting forty-five (45) days before the planned delivery date. 18 weeks ( 126 days) will be 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. The remainder to 410 days will be paid as per the statutory requirement.

Mothers of an adopted child can use the above days of Maternity Leave, reduced by the age of the adopted child at the time of adoption.

After the first four hundred and ten (410) days expire mothers are entitled to an additional leave until the child reaches two (2) years of age, provided that the child is not attending a nursery care.


The Maternity Leave payments are paid directly from the government agency „NOI“.


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 and your maternity leave to be recorded on Workday. HR Source [VMware network access required] will provide you with contact of local Payroll provider SB to support the administration of your maternity leave documentation. You will also need to send the original maternity leave documentation to the local Accounting team.

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.

Contact Us

Contact HR Source [VMware network access required]
ASK HR [VMware network access required]
Phone: (+359) 28041003

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2023, 1:29 PM