Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a cataloguing archivist.

A Cataloguing Archivist is responsible for assembling, cataloging, preserving, provision, care, and management of the permanent collection of historical information that is intended to safeguard the past and allow others to discover it. This position works with a wide variety or public and private sector organizations and may require a single hand to assume a lot of responsibilities.

Primary responsibilities include producing teaching materials, evaluating selecting, retrieving and arranging materials, answering enquiries, storing and preserving perishable documents, making the archives accessible to a wide range of users, identifying and bidding for funding, negotiating the acquisition of new collections, supervising staff and budgets, specializing in the care and provision of particular types of information like maps and videos.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Maintain a calm and composed attitude when someone is venting negative feelings and emotions

Learn to give constructive feedback when called upon to do so

[employee comments goal]

Give constructive feedback to others and to take corrections positively

Learn to be empathetic towards other people to understand what they are going through.

[employee comments goal]

Encourage group members always to work as a team in order to solve problems or accomplish goals

Connect discussions with the current of previous tasks and try to find similarities or differences that will help solve a problem at hand

[employee comments goal]

Accept the fact that there will always be difficult people, who seem to enjoy hurting others, and learn to deal with them

Always try to be a reasonable person by considering all sides of the story before coming to a conclusion

[employee comments goal]

Show interest in the person by asking questions and listening closely in order to make those connections happen

Prepare at least two topics that one can talk about to avoid finding oneself at a loss for words

[employee comments goal]

Treat everybody with honor irrespective of their status both juniors and seniors alike

Create an atmosphere of love and concern among the employees together with the management

[employee comments goal]

Keep up a positive attitude that interacts with others well

Accept positive criticism as a way to grow and mature career wise

[employee comments goal]

Narrow focus on a few goals at a time and focus all the effort on their completion

Network and surround oneself with like-minded people who will encourage own accomplishments and point out weak areas

[employee comments goal]

Put more effort in calling back promptly, replying to all messages, and sending a thank-you note to everyone

Improve on the dressing code and be neat at all times

[employee comments goal]

Learn to utilize modern techniques of sharing and storing data such as cloud storage

Learn to use data mining techniques to identify patterns and predict future trends

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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