Paternity Leave

Paternity 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 Paternity 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 bond with your new child.


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.  If both parents are employees, both are eligible for Global Paid Parental Leave simultaneously.

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.


You are eligible for up to eighteen (18) weeks of paid leave to bond with your new child(ren), 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.

Note: GPPL time off will run concurrently with other leave time available, if any, under the local statutory laws i.e. the paid portion of your leave is in addition to any government benefits provided. To determine if you are eligible for government benefits, you should consult Employment New Zealand website.


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

 Scheduling Paternity Leave

  • Inform your manager of your intention to take Paternity 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 Paternity 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 Paternity Leave is tracked correctly.

Returning to Work

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

Note: This information is an overview of Global Paid Parental Leave. Refer to the Global Paid Parental Leave Policy [VMware network access required] for detailed information.

Contact Us

Contact HR Source [VMware network access required]
ASK HR [VMware network access required]
Phone: 1-888-869-2738

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2022, 7:11 AM