Annual Leave

Annual Leave provides you with paid time off from your job for personal reasons including: vacation, outside activities, scheduled medical appointments, and personal business. If your absence is due to an illness or injury, you should refer to the Sick Leave page.


In compliance with the Bulgarian law if you have completed at least four (4) months of service you are entitled to paid vacation. You are entitled to an Annual Leave of twenty (20) paid business days and an additional five (5) business days for open-ended working hours.

VMware will provide you with the possibility to use up to half of your Annual Leave entitlement until the end of June of the respective calendar year and the rest of your entitlement until the end of the year.

Carry Forward

According to the provisions of the Labor Code, it is recommended to use your paid Annual Leave within the calendar year for which the paid leave is due. You can check your available leave balance via Workday [VMware network access required].

By law there is a 2 year deadline to use annual leave from the end of the year for which it is due – e.g. annual leave accrued in 2020, expires 31 Dec 2022, annual leave accrued in 2021, expires 31 Dec 2023. Annual leave from 2009 and earlier does not expire.  

Cash Out

VMware only permits the cashing out of unused Annual Leave when you resign or cease to be employed for any other reason, at which time the full accumulated/outstanding leave entitlement, which has not lapsed by that time, is paid out.

Scheduling Annual Leave

  • Discuss your Annual Leave plans, in advance, with your manager. While business requirements must be taken into consideration, your manager will work with you to ensure that work load does not restrict you from taking Annual Leave.
  • Once agreed with your manager enter your Annual Leave time off at least one (1) week in advance, in Workday [VMware network access required] under time off type Vacation Time Off (Days).

Contact Us

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Last Updated: 15 Dec 2022, 4:15 AM