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.
To be eligible for Paternity Leave you must be the biological / adoptive father of the child or the mother’s husband or partner; and have, or expect to have, responsibility for the child’s upbringing.
If you have a 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). The leave can be taken as follows: The first two (2) week block must be taken within 26 weeks of birth/ placement. The second two (2) week entitlement must be taken within 52 weeks of birth/placement and this can be taken either as two weeks together or as two separate weeks. All four weeks can be taken together provided that the first two weeks is taken within 26 weeks of the birth/placement.
Scheduling Paternity Leave
You will need to complete the Paternity Leave Application Form and submit to HR Source  [VMware network access required]. HR Source will support you with queries on the benefit and will work with the responsible teams to ensure your Paternity Leave is tracked correctly. For the above paid absence, any balance not utilized cannot be carried forward to the following year.
For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption  life event page.