Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a cytogenetics laboratory manager.

A Cytogenetics Laboratory Manager is tasked with the primary responsibility for overseeing all the activities that take place on a day-to-day basis in the cytogenetic laboratory. He or she ensures that the laboratory meets all the required standard protocols and requirements to allow it to operate freely and with ease. Furthermore, he or she will ensure that quality control and assurances are done properly at all times.

Besides that oversight role, he or she will handle the following activities; organize staff training on cytogenetic and general laboratory procedures, prepare and implement the lab budget, ensure proper stocking of the laboratory, ensure that the lab meets all the set legal and ethical requirements to operate as well as coordinate and direct technical lab procedures. .

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


Learn to maintain my composure in case a negotiation process gets out of hand or gets heated.

Show great commitment towards achieving acceptable and beneficial agreements after negotiating.

[employee comments goal]

Encourage group members always to work as a team in order to solve problems or accomplish goals

Provide group members with materials and tools necessary to make discussions run smoothly

[employee comments goal]

Break big goals into smaller, manageable goals and use planners, sticky notes, and checklists to remind one to keep going

Find an accountability partner that will regularly check in on one's progress and help one keep a commitment

[employee comments goal]

Plan to hold training and workshops to educate your workforce on better work ethics

Demonstrate knowledge and ability to handle the projects distributed to employees

[employee comments goal]

Check in with other employees in order to make sure that all team members are communicating effectively

Use video surveillance to ensure that the employees are productive and that they are not violating the company policies

[employee comments goal]

Realize that any goal worth reaching takes time and focus on expanding the range of tools one has to work with to achieve goals

Build confidence in oneself in order to remain persistent even when things don't work out

[employee comments goal]

Constantly communicate own plans to achieve goals and desire for results within the assigned work tasks

Develop a plan for execution and a sense of urgency with the team members in order to garner commitment to complete tasks

[employee comments goal]

Show concern for all areas of the work provided and follow up on work outputs

Clearly communicate to other employees when they are not meeting the expected results and encourage them to propose ideas to increase performance

[employee comments goal]

Participate in forums that discuss the role and importance of integrity and honesty

Consider fairness and equality when implementing new activities and programs

[employee comments goal]

Actively work together with people who have diverse cultural practices and beliefs and eliminate any forms of discrimination and prejudice

Attend and promote group meetings and events that include people from different cultures

[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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