Vacation Time Off provides you with paid time off from your job for personal reasons including vacation, outside activities, and personal business. If your absence is due to an illness or injury, you should refer to the Sick Time Off  page.
VMware employees who have been employed for a full preceding year are eligible for Vacation Time Off. Part – time employees and those starting their employment during the year, will receive pro-rata entitlement. The Vacation leave cycle runs from 1 January to 31 December each year.
Your Vacation Time Off entitlement is calculated based on your service at the beginning of the Holiday Year. Unless otherwise stated in your contract of employment, you will be entitled to 25 working days of vacation time off per annum, in addition to public holidays employees are entitled to under the QFC Employment Regulations. If you start or leave your employment during a vacation year, your vacation time off entitlement for that vacation year will accrue pro rata per complete calendar day worked.
Scheduling Vacation Time Off
- Discuss your Vacation plans, in advance, with your manager. While business requirements must be taken into consideration, your manager will work with you to ensure that workload does not restrict you from taking Vacation Leave.
- Once agreed with your manager enter your Vacation Time Off in Workday  [VMware network access required] under time off type Vacation Time Off (Days).
Carrying forward Leave Entitlement is not encouraged by VMware as we encourage you to take rest from work during each Leave Cycle.
Subject to the prior approval of your manager, a maximum of 5 days’ untaken Time Off may be carried over from one Holiday Year to the next. Carried over Time Off will be forfeited if not taken in the first three months in the subsequent Holiday Year.
For further details refer to the Qatar Time Away from Work Policy  [VMware network Access required].