Sick Time

At VMware we encourage a healthy work environment. When you aren’t feeling well, Sick Time provides you with paid time off for periods of temporary absence due to illnesses or injuries. You may use Sick Time for:

  • Illness or injury
  • Medical care or treatment (including medical & dental appointments)
  • To aid or care for a child, parent, spouse or domestic partner needing medical care or treatment


You are granted ten (10) days of Sick Time per calendar year, beginning each January 1st.  Half of your Sick Time can be used to aid or care for a family member as stated above. Unused Sick Time will not carry over to the next calendar year.  Unused Sick Time will not be paid to you while you are employed or upon termination of employment. Sick Time is pro-rated for newly-hired employees, as per the below:

Sick Time Entitlement

Month of Hire Sick Time
January/February 10 days (80 hours)
March/April 8 days (64 hours)
May/June 6 days (48 hours)
July/August 4 days (32 hours)
September/October 2 days (16 hours)
November/December 1 day (8 hours)

Paid Sick Time can be used in minimum increments of one-half day (4 hours).

Using Sick Time

If you are unable to report to work due to illness or injury, you should notify your manager before the scheduled start of your workday if possible. Your manager must also be contacted on each additional day of absence.  If you are using your Sick Time for medical or dental appointments or for the purposes of caring for a child, parent, spouse or domestic partner needing medical care or treatment, you should notify your manager as far in advance as is reasonably possible.

If you are absent for three (3) or more consecutive days due to illness or injury, a physician’s statement must be provided verifying the illness or injury and its beginning and expected ending dates. Such verification may be requested for other Sick Time absences and may be required as a condition to receiving Sick Time benefits. Provide a physician’s statement or other verification to HR Source [VMware network access required].

Sick Time longer than five (5) consecutive work days will be treated as a Short-Term Disability claim.

Should you use all your Sick Time allocation for the year, additional Sick Time may be covered (with manager approval) using your Vacation time or unpaid time off.


Sick Time will be calculated based on your base pay rate at the time of absence and will not include any special forms of compensation, such as incentives, commissions, bonuses, or shift differentials.

Scheduling Sick Time

All Sick Time absences, planned or unplanned, must be discussed with your manager. If an absence is unexpected, you should notify your manager as soon as reasonably possible.

After your manager has been notified, record your Sick Time in Workday [VMware network access required].

Contact Us

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Phone: 1-888-869-2738


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Last Updated: 1 Oct 2021, 9:20 AM