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

A Forensic Biochemist is liable for carrying out DNA testing and examining minute contact traces of blood, hair or clothing fibers in an attempt to disassociate suspects with victims on crime scenes.

The major responsibilities of this post are attending and examining crime scenes, analyzing samples in the laboratory like hair, body fluids, glass, paint or anything else involved in a crime scene, applying allowed techniques like gas and high-performance liquid chromatography, scanning electron microscopy, infrared spectroscopy and genetic fingerprinting sift and sort evidence, analyze and interpret results and computer data, liaise with team members and coordinate with outside agencies like the police, review and supervise the work of assistants, presents the results of work done in clear written record, giving oral evidence.

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


Work with a team to identify common goals and put them in a place where one can visually see them

Use past team projects to identify what people did well and make changes based on their newly identified strengths

[employee comments goal]

Stay calm and be aware of the fact that one will never win an argument with a difficult person

Stay out of difficult people's businesses and out of their way and avoid talking about them or to them as much as possible

[employee comments goal]

Conduct an exercise to list and agree on what the company does as well as what it does not do

Analyze the company's competitive advantages and reflect on how one can use these to drive sales of the company's products and services

[employee comments goal]

Be willing, to tell the truth at all times even when you are in error

Generate reports that are not full of manipulated or cooked figures

[employee comments goal]

Plan each day ahead and have all the goals written down

Don't be hasty with solutions, conclusions or statements but try to analyze a situation before issuing an answer entirely

[employee comments goal]

Look for ways to create connections with colleagues, avoid keeping distance and show willingness to participate in their activities

Take time to imagine what might be going on in the other person's world and use that understanding to empathize with them

[employee comments goal]

Think about the details or different parts of a problem in order to understand and explain it properly

Compare and contrast similar contexts in order to start understanding the differences between them

[employee comments goal]

Show willingness to obtain further training focused on the importance of equity and fairness

Demonstrate honesty in all communication and actions made and keep promises

[employee comments goal]

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

Improve on the dressing code and be neat at all times

[employee comments goal]

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

Embrace computers to execute repetitive, multiple, and complex tasks efficiently

[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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