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.
To be eligible for Paternity Leave you must be the biological / adoptive father of the child or the mother’s husband or partner; and have, or expect to have, responsibility for the child’s upbringing.
If you have a newborn child(ren) or newly adopted child(ren) join your family, you are eligible for up to four (4) paid weeks to bond with your new child(ren). The first two (2) weeks (2/4) must be taken within the first 14 weeks after the child is born. You will have one (1) year from the date of birth or legal placement into your home to take advantage of the remaining two (2) weeks, which can be taken in weekly increments.
Scheduling Paternity Leave
Discuss your Paternity Leave dates in advance with your manager and then contact HR Source  [VMware network access required]. HR Source  [VMware network access required] will support you with queries on the benefit and will work with the responsible teams to ensure your Paternity Leave is tracked correctly. For the above paid absence, any balance not utilized cannot be carried forward to the following year.
For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption  life event page.