Maternity Leave

Maternity 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 here

A copy of the FAQ’s is here


This Program applies to all full-time and part-time permanent employees (“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.

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.

Per statutory regulations, you must take the entire maternity leave entitlement (17 weeks). Eight (8) weeks should be used before and the remaining nine (9) weeks after the birth of the child.

At the end of your maternity leave period you can take additional leave by extending your maternity leave or flexible working (see below).

Flexible childcare leave

New mothers (including adoptive mothers, until their child is 8 years old) are entitled to work one hour less per day for up to 30 months after maternity leave at full pay by the Company. The leave can be used for breastfeeding or childcare. This leave is transferrable between the mother or father depending on how they wish to use it.

Subject to the Company’s agreement, the alternative options to take this leave are:

  • 2 hours less per working day for the first 12 months, and 1 hour less per working day for the following 6 months; or
  • in a block or blocks of time equal to that value (estimated 3.6 months total) within the 30 months following the end of maternity leave (“equal time continuous paid leave”).

Special extended maternity leave

You may be able to take a further six (6) months of leave, granted after basic Maternity leave ends and before your formal parental leave entitlement begins. Statutory requirements for eligibility apply (you must have an active employment relationship and be insured under e-EFKA).

Salary during maternity leave

GPPL is paid at 100% of an employee’s base salary rate (subject to applicable law) or, for commissioned employees, on target earnings (OTE) for a maximum of eighteen (18) weeks and for the duration of Flexible childcare leave. The remaining period of maternity leave is paid by the competent authorities.

Scheduling Maternity Leave

You must inform your manager and HR Source [VMware network access required] of your pregnancy and provide a copy of your medical certificate from your doctor, indicating your child’s expected due date and confirm the date you intend to start your maternity leave.

Benefits and Vacation Time Off during maternity leave

Vacation Time Off – see the Greece Time Off Work Policy for details of this entitlement. Vacation Time Off entitlement will continue to accrue along with other applicable benefits during maternity leave.

Returning to work

Following the end of your maternity leave period, ensure that you notify your intended return date the HR Source team. For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption life event page. 

Please note: This information is an overview of Maternity Leave only. To check any other eligible leave entitlement please refer to the Greece Family Leave Policy [VMware network access required] for detailed information. 

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Last Updated: 13 Apr 2022, 8:30 AM