VMware provides Parental Leave in accordance with statutory requirements so that you can take the necessary time off work to take care for your child.
Any employee is entitled to unpaid Parental Leave for each child, foster child or step–child who is younger than eight (8) years old, provided that the child is living with you and you have been employed at VMware for at least one (1) year. Both parents are entitled to Parental Leave.
The Parental Leave duration is twenty-six (26) times the weekly working hours of an employee and can be spread out over a period of twelve (12) months
Scheduling Parental Leave
Discuss your Parental Leave plans, in advance, with your manager. 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 Parental Leave. Mother’s should be sure to contact HR Source  [VMware network access required] during your Maternity Leave to schedule your Parental Leave.
Returning to Work
While on Parental 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 Parental Leave period however; you should contact HR Source  [VMware network access required] towards the end of your scheduled 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  life event page.