Paternity Leave

Paternity Leave is part of the Global Paid Parental Leave Policy “GPPL”

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.  

 The Global Paid Parental Leave Program (“Program”) is intended to:  

  • provide minimum leave and payment benefits for new parents employed by VMware; and
  • support all eligible employees to take time off from work for pre-natal periods subject to applicable local law, childbirth, placement of a child for adoption, and/or to spend time with their new child.

A copy of the full GPPL policy is here

A copy of the FAQ’s is here


This Program applies to all full-time and part-time permanent employees (“Employees” or “Employee”) directly employed by VMware. Subject to applicable law, contractors and non-employees are not eligible to participate in this Program. All active employees whose child is born on or after March 1 2022 are eligible for the leave entitlement detailed below.  If your child was born prior to March 1 2022, please note that the previous leave policy applies. To understand your entitlements under the previous leave policy please contact HR Source.


To the extent possible under local law, the GPPL policy will run concurrently with any other Local Benefits and any applicable contractual terms.

Employees are entitled to receive up to eighteen (18) weeks of leave (126 days), paid at their base salary rate (subject to applicable law) or, for commissioned employees, on target earnings (OTE) inclusive of any statutory paternity or shared parental leave payment.

The paternity leave must be taken in the specified intervals as follows –

Immediately after the birth 5 consecutive business days
Within 6 weeks following birth 15 business days (can be any sequence, doesn’t have to be consecutive)
Whilst the mother is taking initial parental leave (but after her mandatory 6 weeks’ maternity leave period) 5 business days (can be any sequence, doesn’t have to be consecutive)
GPPL enhancement The remaining of the 106 days after the completion of statutory paternity leave will be subject to the GPPL policy terms and can be taken in a maximum of two blocks within the specified period

If twins are born, an additional two days are added to each period for each additional child.



All benefits will continue to be provided and subject to the terms and conditions of the benefit plan in force at that time. Vacation continues to accrue whilst on leave of absence.

Scheduling Paternity Leave

Please email your manager to agree on dates, then contact HR Source  [VMware network access required]. HR Source  [VMware network access required] 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.

Please note: This information is an overview of Paternity Leave. Refer to the Portugal Paid Family Policy (link) [VMware network access required] for detailed information.

For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption life event page.

Contact Us

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

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2022, 1:15 PM