Maternity Leave

Global Paid Parental Leave (GPPL) [VMware network access required]

VMware recognises the importance and value of its employees’ family lives and seeks to provide a family-friendly environment that is supportive of working parents. VMware provides Maternity Leave in accordance with our Global Paid Parental Leave (GPPL) program [VMware network access required] so you can have the necessary time off work to recover and bond with your baby.


Permanent full-time and part-time employees of VMware, who are legal parents of the child on the date of birth or placement for adoption, are eligible from the date of employment with VMware regardless of marital status. If you are absent from work to attend a medical examination in relation to your pregnancy or post confinement medical treatment this shall be counted as Sick Leave.

All active employees whose child is born on or after March 1st 2022 are eligible for the leave entitlement detailed below. If your child was born prior to March 1st 2022, please note that the previous leave policy applies. To understand your entitlements under the previous leave policy please contact HR Source [VMware network access required].

In the event of miscarriage/loss of pregnancy, employee may avail local miscarriage leave or global bereavement leave and not both.


You are entitled to receive up to eighteen (18) weeks of leave, inclusive of the statutory pre-natal period, to be utilized within twelve (12) months from the date of birth or legal adoption of the child. The start date of maternity leave should be no earlier than four (4) weeks and no later than two (2) weeks before the expected date of confinement or adoption. Maternity leave commences on the date of confinement if it occurs before the scheduled maternity leave.

The eighteen (18) weeks are to be taken in units of weeks and can be used all at once or divided up into a maximum of three (3) separate blocks, which do not have to be equal.

Any balance of leave not utilized in the twelve (12) months from the date of the new child’s birth or legal adoption placement will be forfeited and cannot be carried forward.


Eligible employees will be paid at 100% of your base salary rate or, for commissioned employees, on target earnings (OTE) for a maximum of eighteen (18) weeks. If you have any questions regarding your Sales compensation plan, please contact the commissions team. If local statutory requirements are more generous than 100% of your base salary or OTE, you are entitled to local statutory requirements.

Scheduling Maternity Leave

  • Inform your manager of your intention to take Maternity Leave no later than two calendar months prior to the intended leave start date; and
  • Align with your manager on the leave start date, and the dates of the separate blocks if you intend to take your Maternity Leave in up to three separate blocks, to ensure that appropriate business arrangements are in place for each period of absence
  • Once you have approval, contact HR Source[VMware network access required] who will support you with queries on the benefit and will work with the responsible teams to ensure your Maternity Leave is tracked correctly. Provide a doctor’s certificate or adoption certificate to HR Source [VMware network access required] as soon as reasonably possible.

Returning to Work

While on Maternity Leave, you should maintain open communication with your manager and HR Source [VMware network access required]. VMware will assume that you wish to return to work at the end of your Maternity Leave period; however, you should contact HR Source [VMware network access required] towards the end of leave to confirm and arrange your return to work.

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

Please note: This information is an overview of maternity leave. Refer to the Global Paid Parental Leave (GPPL) Program [VMware network access required] for detailed information.

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Last Updated: 15 Mar 2022, 12:00 AM