Paid Parental Leave (PPL) Program

VMware supports employees and their families in one of the most important times in life – the birth or adoption of a child. The Paid Parental Leave (PPL) program allows both mothers and fathers to take time off from work to bond with their new child.


  • Regular full time employees working thirty (30) + 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, parents (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.

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.

Bonus Program

Paid Parental Leave is considered an approved leave of absence and if an employee is on PPL during the performance period for bonus, the bonus target for the employee will be prorated to reflect the time the employee was not working.  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 commissions during an approved leave. For questions, please contact

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 complies with all applicable federal, state and local 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].  

Contact Us

HR Source
Phone: 1-888-VMWARE8, option ‘US Benefits’
ASK HR [VMware network access required]

Phone: 1-866-251-1749


California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
California Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL)
Family Medical Leave (FMLA)