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. VMware provides Maternity Leave in accordance with statutory requirement so that you can have the necessary time off work to recover and bond with your baby.
All permanent full-time employees are entitled to Maternity Leave in accordance with the Maternity Benefits Act.
First and second child:
- The maximum period for which an employee is entitled to maternity benefit is Twenty Six (26) weeks for the first 2 childbirth/delivery, of which not more than eight weeks shall precede the date of the expected delivery. This is in accordance with Maternity Act.
- Employees who legally adopt a child or who are a commissioning mother shall be entitled to the same Maternity Benefit as above i.e. Twenty Six (26) weeks from the date the child is placed with the adopting mother or the commissioning mother.
Eligible employees will be paid at 100% of your base salary rate during the maternity leave period. Employees on commission will be paid at on target earnings (OTE) for a maximum of eighteen (18) weeks and at base salary rate for the remaining period. If you have any questions regarding your Sales compensation plan, please contact the commissions team .
More than two children:
The Maternity leave for subsequent births or adoptions will be 18 weeks in accordance with Global Parental Leave Policy  (GPPL) [VMware network access required], to be utilized within 12 months from the date of birth or legal adoption of the child. 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. Please refer to GPPL policy  [VMware network access required] for more information.
Note: All active employees whose child is born on or after March 1st 2022 are eligible for GPPL entitlement detailed above. 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.
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. 
In the event of a miscarriage, employee is eligible for up to 6 weeks of paid leave as per Maternity Act, subject to production of a certificate from a registered medical practitioner. Employee may choose to avail local miscarriage leave or global bereavement leave  and not both.
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. Please provide written notice stating the expected date of commencement of leave, period of leave, and expected date of return to work.
- Note: Maternity Leave can be availed 8 weeks prior to the expected date of delivery or from birth date of the child, but not later.
- After your manager has been notified, please submit the duly filled in FORM A  via scan copy with an approval email from your manager along with the start date of your maternity leave to HR Source  [VMware network access required].
Note: Refer to sample Form A  which has instructions to fill the form.
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.
Flexible Work Arrangements
Employees returning from maternity leave can discuss flexible work arrangements with the manager.
For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption  life event page.