Adoption 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 receive up to eighteen (18) weeks of leave, 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. In Egypt, the entitlement for adoption/guardian leave is 135 days, so after GPPL has been exhausted, the remaining days up to 135 will be paid at base salary level.
To the extent possible under local law, all GPPL will run concurrently with any other Local Benefits and/or any applicable contractual terms.
Employees who are the legal parent of the new child have twelve (12) months to avail of GPPL from the date of their new child’s birth or from the official legal adoption placement date or from an earlier date, if provided for by Local Benefits. GPPL can be used all at once or divided into a maximum of three separate blocks of time, which do not have to be equal lengths of time off. For the avoidance of doubt, any Local Benefits already availed will be set off against GPPL.
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 Adoption/ Legal Guardianship Leave
This leave may be taken from the earlier of the following:
- the date in which the adoption/guardianship order is granted; or
- from the date your child is placed in your care as a prospective adoptive parent or legal guardian by a court, pending the finalization of an adoption order.
You should contact your manager and HR Source EMEA to apply for and arrange for this leave. You should inform your manager and HR Source EMEA of your intention to take paid adoption or guardianship leave as soon as you reasonably can and no less than 1 month before the commencement of your leave. The HR Source EMEA team will support you with queries on this Policy and will work with the responsible teams to ensure your leave is correctly arranged. While business requirements must be taken into consideration when planning leave periods, management and staff will work together on reasonable measures to ensure that workload does not unreasonably restrict taking this leave.
Please note: This information is an overview of Adoption Leave. Refer to the Egypt Paid Family Leave Policy [VMware network access required] for detailed information.
For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption life event page.
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Last Updated: 17 Jun 2022, 1:31 PM