Annual Leave

Annual Leave provides you with paid time off from your job that allows you to be paid while having time off from work for personal reasons including:

  • Rest
  • Recreation
  • Vacation

If your absence is due to an illness or injury, you should refer to the Sick Leave page.


VMware provides all employees fifteen (15) days of Annual Leave per calendar year. If you do not work for a full calendar year, your Annual Leave will be pro-rated based on the number of months in service ÷ 12 x 15. Annual Leave must be requested in advance in writing and approved prior to taking. For new hires & leavers, your first year and last year of entitlement will be prorated accordingly.

Floating Days Off (FDO)

VMware provides five (5) Floating Days Off (FDO) per calendar year. FDOs are non-cashable, use it or lose it days of paid time off. FDOs are scheduled by VMware. VMware will schedule the FDO at the beginning of the year, and you should follow the schedule accordingly.

Carry Forward

Annual Leave not used can be carried forward up to the number of days of statutory leave to which you are entitled. However, any carried over Annual Leave which is not used by the end of the following calendar year it was earned will be forfeited. Unless otherwise required under applicable law, cashing out Annual Leave is not permitted except at the time you resign or cease to be employed for any reason.

Scheduling Time Off

  • Discuss your Annual Leave plans, in advance, with your manager. If an absence is unexpected, you should notify your manager as soon as possible. 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 Vacation time.
  • Once agreed with your manager, enter your Annual Leave in Workday [VMware network access required] under time off type Vacation Time Off.  Workday will display leave in hourly basis, you may record your leave in blocks of 8 hours (1 day) or 4 hours (half day).

Please note: This information is an overview of Annual Leave and Floating Days Off. Refer to the Hong Kong Employee Handbook [VMware network access required] for detailed information.

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Last Updated: 12 Nov 2021, 9:00 AM