Adoption Leave

Global Paid Parental Leave (GPPL) [VMware network access required] 

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. VMware provides Adoption Leave in accordance with our Global Paid Parental Leave (GPPL) program so you can have the necessary time off work to bond with your baby. 


Permanent full-time and part-time employees of VMware, who are legal parents of the child on the date of placement for adoption, are eligible from the date of employment with VMware.  

If the placement of adoption date was 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 [VMware network access required]. 


You are entitled to receive up to eighteen (18) weeks of leave, to be utilized within 12 months from the date of legal adoption of the child. The start date of adoption leave will be on the date of placement 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  legal adoption will be forfeited and cannot be carried forward.

You may be eligible for other leaves in addition to Adoption Leave. Review the Child Care Leave , Family Leave , Infant Care Leave , Maternity Leave,  Parental Leave and/or Paternity Leave pages for more information.

Note: GPPL time off will run concurrently with Government Paid Adoption Leave (GPAL) time available under the local statutory laws.


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.

Adoption Leave guarantees parents with 100% of your base pay for up to eighteen (18) weeks of leave, withstanding any aid received from government. You are required to apply and obtain government aid based on your eligibility. VMware is not obligated to pay 100% of base pay if the employee fails to apply for available government and company benefits.

Government Paid Adoption Leave (GPML)

Permanent Full-time and part-time employees who have at least ninety (90) days of continuous employment with VMware are eligible for Government paid Adoption Leave time. To determine if you are eligible for government benefits, you should visit the Ministry of Manpower website.

Scheduling Adoption Leave

  • Inform your manager of your intention to take Adoption 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 Adoption Leave, 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 Adoption Leave is tracked correctly. You will be required to send the following documents to HR Source [VMware network access required]:

Returning to Work

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

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

Please note: This information is an overview of Adoption leave. Refer to the Global Paid Parental Leave (GPPL) Program [VMware network access required] for detailed information.

Contact Us

Contact HR Source [VMware network access required]
ASK HR [VMware network access required]
Phone: (+65) 65011510


Adoption Leave Form (AL1)
Government Paid Adoption Leave (GPAL)
Government Paid Maternity Leave (GPML)


Last Updated: 15 Mar 2022, 12:03 AM