Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an information security auditor.

An Information Security Auditor is responsible for safeguarding the information systems assets by identifying and solving potential and actual security problems. This position also ensures that the audited systems remain secure in the company.

Essential duties for this position include protecting the systems by defining access privileges, control structures, and resources, recognizing problems through identifying abnormalities and reporting violations, implementing security improvements by assessing current situation, evaluating trends, anticipating requirements, determining safety violations and inefficiencies by conducting periodic audits, upgrading system by implementing and maintaining security controls, maintaining quality service by following organization standards, keeping users informed by preparing performance reports, maintains a technical knowledge by attending educational workshops.

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


Always try to speak with great confidence and without fear of making mistakes.

Stimulate conversations by asking open-ended questions and encourage others to continue taking.

[employee comments goal]

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

Learn to ask and put the caller on hold correctly and professionally.

[employee comments goal]

Remove oneself emotionally from the situation and keep the impossible person at a distance for a moment

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

[employee comments goal]

Carefully consider the feedback provided by supervisors and works on the weak areas

Choose to become a valuable part of the company that gives results

[employee comments goal]

Make short to-do lists with short breaks in between to give one time to refresh between tasks

Be smart about the three fundamentals of releasing stress; enough sleep, exercising few times a week and eating healthy

[employee comments goal]

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

Train employees on the importance of producing quality results and make sure that everyone is aware of the company's quality requirements

[employee comments goal]

Show willingness to build and nurture relationships and create more time to meet others

Choose words wisely when having a conversation and avoid offensive or rude language

[employee comments goal]

Rely on only the tested and proven forecasting tools to increase accuracy

Show willingness to learn more about scientific and technical market research

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in following up with customers to ensure they are fully satisfied

Share resources and information readily and make sure customers feel that you are on their side

[employee comments goal]

Join online technology communities that consist of technology savvy individuals to learn more technology ideas

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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