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. No birth or adoption event will be eligible, if it happened before your VMware date of hire.


Fathers (for same sex couples, the partner who identifies as the father) may take paid time off to bond with their new child while receiving up to four (4) weeks full pay, for a total of twenty (20) working days. Paternity Leave can be used in one (1) week increments.


Paternity Leave pays 100% of your base pay for up to four (4) work weeks. Employees will not, under any circumstance be entitled to receive more than 100% of their wages while taking Paternity Leave.

Scheduling Paternity Leave

Discuss your Paternity 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 paternity leave.

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