Vacation Time Off

Vacation Time Off provides you with paid time off from your job for personal reasons including vacation, outside activities, and personal business. If your absence is due to an illness or injury, you should refer to the Sick Time Off page.


All regular, part time and fixed term contract employees (on company payroll) are eligible for Vacation Time Off. The annual leave cycle runs from 1 January to 31 December each year.


The minimum statutory entitlement is 20 days per calendar year based on a five – day working week (which will accrue pro-rata during your first year of employment at the Company). This leave entitlement will increase by one working day during the second and third years of employment (i.e., up to 22 days). Once you have reached 10 or more years of employment with VMware or 12 with multiple employers, the vacation time off increases to 25 days per calendar year (full details on the vacation entitlement are available from HR upon request).

These vacation days are in addition to public holidays employees are entitled to under the Greek Labor Law Employment Regulations. If you start or leave your employment during a vacation year, your vacation time off entitlement for that vacation year will accrue pro rata per complete calendar month worked. Part – time employees are entitled to the same statutory vacation entitlement as full-time employees.

Carry Forward

You must take all holiday entitlement for the year.

According to law, employees should use all their vacation entitlement in the year when it is due and at least half of the total leave should be taken from May 1st until September 30 should be taken where possible.

You may carry over up to 5 days of unused vacation days, however these need to be taken by 31 March the next calendar year, otherwise any remaining days unused after this date will be forfeited.

If you are unable to use your Vacation Time off due to sickness, parental or other types of family leave or other work-related events you may request a carryover of your unused Vacation Time Off entitlement to the following calendar year and agree with your manager to take these days upon returning to work and in any case by 31 March of the next calendar year.

Termination of employment

You are expected to take accrued vacation before leaving VMware.  Any unused accrued vacation up until the exit date will be paid out upon termination.

Scheduling Vacation Time Off

  • Discuss your Vacation plans, in advance, with your manager. While business requirements must be taken into consideration, your manager will work with you to ensure that workload does not restrict you from taking Vacation Leave.
  • Once agreed with your manager enter your Vacation Time Off in Workday [VMware network access required] under time off type Greece Vacation Time Off (Days).
  • Although vacation time off entitlement is provided in days, for the purposes of tracking such time off it will be logged in hours as follows: 1 day = 8 hours;

For further details refer to the Greece Time Away from Work Policy [VMware network Access required].

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Last Updated: 20 May 2022, 1:11 PM