To further encourage and support shared parental responsibility, VMware provides Government-Paid Shared Parental Leave (SPL) in accordance to statutory provisions.
You must meet the following criteria to apply for SPL:
- The child’s mother is eligible for Government Paid Maternity Leave (GPML);
- You are lawfully married to the child’s mother; and
- Your child is a Singapore Citizen (SC)
If you did not meet criteria 2 or 3 at the point of your child’s birth but subsequently meet them within twelve (12) months of the birth, you will only be able to take the Shared Parental Leave starting from the date of your marriage (for criterion 2) or the date your child obtains Singapore Citizenship (for criterion 3) to the day before your child turns 12 months old.
If both criteria 2 and 3 are not met at the point of your child’s birth but subsequently met within twelve (12) months of the birth, you will be able to take the Shared Parental Leave starting from the date of your marriage or the date your child obtains Singapore Citizenship, whichever is later.
The SPL must be taken before your child turns twelve (12) months old.
You will receive upto four (4) weeks of of shared parental leave, capped at $2,500 per week, including CPF of your spouse’s 16-week maternity leave. SPL can be taken either in a continuous block of 1 week, or flexibly within 12 months from the birth of the child, subject to an agreement between you and your manager. No minimum employment period is required to qualify for SPL as long as your spouse is eligible for Government-Paid Maternity Leave (GPML). No changes will be allowed once your allocation is registered.
Scheduling Parental Leave
- Parental Leave must be discussed with your manager. If an absence is unexpected, you should notify your manager as soon as reasonably possible.
- After your manager has been notified, record your Parental Leave in Workday [VMware network access required].
- You will be required to send the following documents to HR Source [VMware network access required]:
- Child’s Birth Certificate
- Completed Shared Parental Leave Registration Form (Form SPL1)
- Confirmation Letter from the Shared Parental Leave Allocation System (SPLAS)
For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption life event page.