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.


If you have 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). You will have one (1) year from the date of birth or legal placement into your home to take advantage of these four weeks. The four (4) weeks can be taken all at once or in weekly 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. Open an HR Source ticket [VMware network access required] to report your Paternity Leave and include your leave’s start and end date.

For more information, please refer to the Paternity Leave policy [VMware network access required].

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

Returning to Work

Once you return to work, open an HR Source ticket [VMware network access required] confirming  your leave end date and return  to work date.

Contact Us

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