Maternity Leave

Maternity 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:  

A copy of the full GPPL policy is here [1].

A copy of the FAQ’s is here [2].


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.


Employees are entitled to receive up to eighteen (18) weeks of leave, paid at their base salary rate (subject to applicable law) or, for commissioned employees, on target earnings (OTE), where they seek 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.

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

Employees who are the legal parent of the new child have twelve (12) months to avail of GPPL from the date of their new child’s birth or from the official legal adoption placement date or from an earlier date, if provided for by Local Benefits. GPPL can be used all at once or divided into a maximum of three separate  blocks of time, which do not have to be equal lengths of time off. However, per statutory regulations, you must take 63 days of maternity pre birth and 63 days of maternity leave post birth. The two periods may be combined (in consultation with the employee’s doctor), provided that a minimum of 42 calendar days are taken after birth. For the avoidance of doubt, any Local Benefits already availed will be set off against GPPL.

 Salary during maternity leave

GPPL is paid at 100% of an employee’s base salary rate (subject to applicable law) or, for commissioned employees, on target earnings (OTE) for a maximum of eighteen (18) weeks.

Scheduling Maternity Leave

You must inform your manager and HR Source [3] [VMware network access required] of your pregnancy and provide a copy of your medical certificate from your doctor, indicating your child’s expected due date and confirm the date you intend to start your maternity leave.

Vacation Time Off during maternity leave

Vacation Time Off – see the Romania Time Off Work Policy for details of this entitlement. Vacation Time Off entitlement will continue to accrue along with other applicable benefits during maternity leave.


All benefits will continue to be provided and subject to the terms and conditions of the benefit plan in force at that time.

 Returning to work

 Following the end of your maternity leave period, ensure that you notify your intended return date the HR Source [3] team. For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption [4] life event page.