Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a posting machine operator.

A Posting Machine Operator is responsible for maintaining, controlling and operating machines and equipment that is used in the post office departments.

The essential functions of this position include running the machines by managing settings and conducting tests to ensure a successful daily operation, providing an excellent combination of the materials used so they complement each other for a smooth processing, inspect equipment in use , checking for any problems and fixing them immediately if any to prevent breakdown, loading the machine with the right materials for particular task, monitoring all activities going on at the work site, recording accuracy, clarification and verification and reporting to the supervisor, ensuring all the processing material is never in shortage, place orders for more supplies even while little is remaining.

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


To learn new ways and techniques of undertaking troubleshooting operations.

Develop critical thinking capabilities and skills to solve problems faster and in a unique way.

[employee comments goal]

Improve the observation skills and to pay attention to the small details.

Always to gather data and information in a correct and appropriate manner.

[employee comments goal]

Constantly check with one's supervisors and other employees for work to be done after finishing one's task

Know how one's actions affect others and own up to one's mistakes in order to earn respect and become more reliable

[employee comments goal]

Be specific and realistic about what one wants to achieve in order to remain committed to achieving it

Seek regular feedback from others about the set goals in order to identify mistakes and rectify them

[employee comments goal]

Avoid constant interruptions and distractions that waste time meant for working on a project

Put more effort into finishing all tasks early to ensure they do not pile-up

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in creating effective and reliable project schedules

Consistently use a routine to get repetitive tasks done more efficiently

[employee comments goal]

Encourage others to embrace the embrace the power of computers to process tasks more efficiently and accurately

Learn to integrate software and modern computing power when applying analytics to make strategic decisions

[employee comments goal]

Take advantage of training sessions to advance skill set and career

Develop a positive attitude towards complex training sessions and show more willingness to learn new skills

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to connect with the target audience when writing reports and proposals

Encourage others to use a clear, logical structure that achieves internal cohesion and coherence

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort to learn more math skills and apply them effectively when analyzing problems and designing solutions

Put extra effort to complete tasks that have cost restraints and always meet all deadlines

[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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