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:
- provide minimum leave and payment benefits for new parents employed by VMware; and
- support all eligible employees to take 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
A copy of the full GPPL policy is available here
A copy of the FAQ’s is here
This Program applies to all full-time and part-time employees permanent (“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.
Up to eight (8) weeks may be taken before the birth and the remaining weeks after. It is not possible for all the leave to be taken after the birth. You may work up to a maximum of three weeks before the birth (providing your doctor certifies that there is no risk to yours or the baby’s health in doing so), with the remaining balance of leave taken after the birth.
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. For the avoidance of doubt, any Local Benefits already availed will be set off against GPPL.
An unpaid leave of up to six months after the expiry of the sixteen weeks Maternity leave could be taken.
During your maternity leave, together VMware maternity payment, you will also receive the statutory social security Maternity benefit you may be entitled to by law, from the government. Once you receive the statutory social security Maternity benefit payment from the government, you must refund this amount back to VMware.
Treatment of Bonus/Commission Plans whilst on Maternity Leave
Bonus: Please see the VMware Corporate Bonus Plan Rules.
Commission: Please see the VMware Inc, Sales and Compensation Terms and Conditions for the relevant period.
All benefits will continue to be provided and subject to the terms and conditions of the benefit plan in force at that time. Vacation continues to accrue whilst on leave of absence
Scheduling Maternity Leave
- You should inform your Manager and HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required] of your pregnancy as soon as reasonably possible or within a minimum of 4 weeks prior to commencing your leave, so that proper arrangements can be made prior to your leave period.
- Once agreed with your Manager, please then contact HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required]. HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required] will support you with queries on the benefit and will work with the responsible teams to ensure your Maternity Leave is tracked correctly.
- You will need to provide HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required] with a copy of your medical certificate received from your doctor, indicating the expected due date.
- If you wish to work up to 3 weeks before the birth, you will need to provide HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required] with a medical report from your doctor, certifying that there is no risk yours or the baby’s health in doing so. This report must be provided at the beginning of the 32nd week of pregnancy.
Returning to Work
While on Maternity Leave you should maintain open communication with your manager and HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required]. VMware will assume that you wish to return to work at the end of your Maternity Leave period however; you should contact HR Source EMEA [VMware network access required] towards the end of your scheduled Maternity 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.
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Last Updated: 21 Jun 2022, 1:04 PM