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

A court clerk prepares schedules or dockets for cases to be called using the relevant technology. He/she is also mostly involved in the court procedures and trials where they record orders, dispositions, and arrangement for court payments.

Other responsibilities that an individual in this position should be required to carry out include attending to inquiries from the public concerning judicial procedures, outstanding warrants, trial dates, court appearances, witness fees, adjournments, and summonses. He/she is also responsible for preparing of court orders among other related documents, and their issuance; makes contacts with the witnesses, litigants, and others, to gather information for the court and finally, he/she secures courtrooms and ensures that exhibits are brought into courts.

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.

Show willingness and patience to allow others to put their points across with interrupting them.

[employee comments goal]

Ask appropriate questions and to seek for clarifications on issues not well understood.

Manage my emotions well especially when handling an irate or upset caller.

[employee comments goal]

Ask trusted colleagues for feedback on one's habits, personality, values and needs in order to discover areas that need improvement

Learn one's own emotional triggers and allow oneself to fully process emotions before communicating them to others

[employee comments goal]

Listen carefully to oral directions, summarize what one has heard and link these directions to the information that one already have

Work closely with the instructor from the start to the of the task or project and ask for help where appropriate

[employee comments goal]

Work in a positive team environment in order to gain new perspectives and reduce bad stress when the going gets tough

Volunteer to train new and underperforming employees and in resolving problems that contribute to underperformance

[employee comments goal]

Develop a financial plan to make sure that cash flows seamlessly and that revenue ends up where it is needed

Use business accounting software in order to maintain clean and timely financial records and accurate company transactions

[employee comments goal]

Set enough time for all the essential tasks and give more priority to essential tasks when scheduling

Spend more time engaging in activities and thoughts that yield most results

[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]

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

Employ proofreading and editing techniques to improve accuracy when writing reports and proposals

[employee comments goal]

Demonstrate more willingness to work efficiently in a team and independently

Learn more about data confidentiality and put more effort to improve knowledge in privacy issues

[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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