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

A General Forecaster is responsible for providing general weather information, warnings, advisories, aviation and public forecasts to the public at large and the particular group users. This position reports to the Meteorologist or the Senior Forecaster.

Duties for this post are participating in all forecasting programs as assigned by the Meteorologist, integrating all the meteorological data that is available from a variety of sources, analyzing and assessing the current forecast situation at both the synoptic and mesoscale levels, prepares and issues warnings concerning a hazardous weather conditions like severe weather, high winds, flash floods, marine effects, winter storms etc., conducting weather watch that involves interpretation of radar data, satellite imagery and any other analysis of the meteorological and hydrologic data, determining appropriate and relevant data, identifying questionable and conflicting data and resolving it if possible.

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


Weigh my words first before I speak them out to avoid saying unwanted things.

Seek clarification on the points that are not very well understood.

[employee comments goal]

Avoid unnecessary distractions whenever I am about to make a phone call.

Use normal tone when making calls and do not to speak loud when it affects those around.

[employee comments goal]

Learn to develop and build on my confidence and poise when expressing myself.

Learn to assess and manage potential conflicts at a personal and group level.

[employee comments goal]

Identify the different types of difficult people in order to decide the best way 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]

Challenge the old solutions by coming up with new ones that solve today's problems

Coach others how to think creatively and employ their skills to growth

[employee comments goal]

Set consistent goals that can be easily achieved without much stress

Learn to adapt to new situations and significant changes by embracing change from the inside

[employee comments goal]

Keep up a positive attitude that interacts with others well

Commit yourself to work with an open heart and help others where they need help

[employee comments goal]

Use positive language to define own goals and avoid using negative phrases that would make one lose focus on the goals

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

[employee comments goal]

Help other employees generate fresh perspectives, new approaches, and breakthrough ideas that will help them produce accurate and quality work

Take the time to explore the situation under consideration in order to find out the reasons behind the cause

[employee comments goal]

Use the time of the day when one feels the most productive to perform tasks that need more focus and concentration

Ensure that all manufacturers and suppliers follow the quality procedures and meet the requirements and standards of the company

[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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