Bereavement Time Off

VMware understands that losing a loved one can be unexpected and a difficult time in your life. Therefore, VMware provides up to twenty (20) business days of paid time off to grieve the loss of a loved one, attend funeral services, and take care of any personal matters. In addition, employees are granted up to two (2) business days for the loss of a family pet.


All active employees of VMware are eligible upon your date of hire. There is no minimum period of Company service required.


You may take Bereavement Leave for up to four (4) weeks at 100% of your base salary (including any statutory entitlements), for a total of twenty (20) working days in the event of death of a loved one, which is determined by employee’s own personal and familial relationships.

You may take Bereavement Leave for up to two (2) business days for the loss of a family pet. For more information, please see the applicable Bereavement Leave policy [1] [VMware network access required].

Scheduling Bereavement Leave

For additional support and resources to consider with the death of a family member, see the Loss of Loved One [2] life event page.

Condolence support payment

If you experience a loss of an immediate family member or first degree relative, you can apply for a condolence payment (one-time payment of the average base pay when the event occurred) in addition to the global bereavement leave. In order to apply for the condolence payment, you will need to open a ticket through HR Source [3] providing a proof of the loss.