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

A Cytogenetics Technical Specialist is tasked with the primary role of undertaking examination of the cells chromosomal makeup to determine genetic defects that cause diseases using a process known as Karyotyping. He or she will cultivate and prepare biological specimens before examining them after which they analyze and report their findings.

Tasks that he or she will also get to handle include; operating and handling all lab equipment, perform various cytogenetic tests, document and present findings when required, supervise other lab personnel, prepare slides for culturing, develop training programs for lab personnel, perform computer image analysis, undertake research report writing, harvest prepare and stain slides before microscopic analysis, and performing other assigned duties.

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


Prepare well before any negotiation process to have concrete facts and figures that will help close deals.

Learn the art of compromising at some point to achieve a win-win solution that will benefit all parties involved.

[employee comments goal]

Encourage member to member dialogues more than facilitator to member dialogues on discussion boards

Answer all emails from group members in a timely manner or assign someone to do it if one is not in a position to

[employee comments goal]

Present topics for discussion that help employees develop their presentation skills

Present new roles to employees and allow them to study them before they are allocated

[employee comments goal]

Demonstrate a flexible leadership style that is friendly and helpful

Develop a managerial style that seeks to honor and respect each employee for their worth

[employee comments goal]

Be punctual and consistent on time to work, meetings and functions

Take the initiative to meet the needs at hand rather than wait to be told what to do

[employee comments goal]

Lead by example; show others how to be open, thoughtful, and nonjudgmental in all situations

Take the time to learn and understand others before one decides what one thinks about someone

[employee comments goal]

Check the team's schedule to see if there are tasks that one could cut to give team members more time to concentrate on higher-priority tasks

Allow enough time for tasks or projects in order to avoid feeling overloaded and increasing chances of errors

[employee comments goal]

Demonstrate responsive attitude towards the concerns of others regarding inequality and unfair treatment

Coach others on the role and importance of honesty, fairness, and integrity

[employee comments goal]

Increase links to networks of individuals and groups from different cultural backgrounds

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

[employee comments goal]

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

Learn to ask for assistance when faced with challenges related to operating modern electronic devices

[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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