Paid Parental Leave (PPL) Program

VMware supports employees and their families in one of the most important times in life – the birth of a child, parentage via surrogacy, and adoption. The Paid Parental Leave (PPL) program allows both mothers and fathers to take time off from work for pregnancy disability, childbirth, placement of a child for adoption, and to bond with your new child while receiving up to eighteen (18) weeks full pay.


  • Regular full time employees working twenty (20) + hours per week
  • Employees are eligible upon their date of hire
  • If both parents are U.S. VMware employees, both are eligible for the PPL program
  • Some situations may not be covered by the PPL program, please review the Paid Parental Leave policy [VMware network access required] for exclusions

Duration and Job Protection

Under the PPL program, mothers and fathers can take job-protected time off from work for pregnancy disability, childbirth, placement of a child for adoption, and to bond with their new child for a maximum of eighteen (18) weeks. All PPL time off will run concurrently with other leave time available, if any, under the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), California Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), and any other state family leave or disability leave laws. Combining multiple leave time is not permissible and you may not use a Personal Leave of Absence to extend your PPL time off.

If your PPL time away runs concurrently with FMLA/CFRA/California’s PDL, or other applicable leave law, you will be reinstated to the same or equivalent job in accordance with those laws. However, neither those laws nor PPL entitles you to any greater right to employment or job protection than if you had not taken the leave (for example, with respect to reductions in force).

Wage Replacement

The PPL program provides 100% of base pay for a maximum of eighteen (18) weeks. State and federal leave laws, and disability pay sources, may overlap with our Paid Parental Leave program.  Employees will not be entitled to receive more than 100% of their wages during their PPL time. For more information on how you are compensated while on your PPL, please review the Paid Parental Leave presentation.

  • Bonus Program

Under the Corporate Bonus Plan [VMware network access required],when a bonus eligible employee is on an approved leave of absence, the employee’s target bonus will be prorated, subject to the funding of the bonus pool and all other terms and conditions of the Corporate Bonus Plan.  Please refer to the Corporate Bonus Plan Document [VMware network access required] for more information.

  • Commission Plan

Please refer to your current compensation plan for information on Variable Compensation during an approved leave. If you have any questions regarding your compensation plan, please open a ticket with the commissions team.

Requesting Paid Parental Leave

To apply for a PPL or for more information about the leave requirements, contact Sedgwick by calling 1-866-251-1749.

Please Note: VMware companies will comply with all applicable local, state and federal leave laws. This outward facing document is a brief summary only and does not provide all information regarding applicable job protection, benefits, wage replacement, and other provisions.  For additional details see the applicable Paid Parental Leave policy [VMware network access required].  

Last Updated: 10 May 2023, 1:20 PM