Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a cost and risk analysis manager.

A Cost and Risk Analysis Manager has the primary role of preparing estimates to be used for organizing, planning, and scheduling work. He/she estimates the cost of products or services and assess whether projects, products, or services are cost effective.

Other associated duties include monitoring financial indicators, setting up cost monitoring and reporting procedures, review production requirements to determine if it is cost-effective to produce or pay for components, developing business information systems, analyzing the financial data, liaising with other employees on financial matters and to coordinate business operations, analyze documentation to prepare estimates on labor, time and materials as well as carry out studies to establish standard hours.

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


Take up more online courses on writing to try to improve writing skills.

Check my writing before presenting it to remove the various writing errors such as improper grammar.

[employee comments goal]

Show willingness to listen to other people's views even when they are not good.

Take notes on the important aspect of the conversation if necessary.

[employee comments goal]

Take the time to evaluate information in order to avoid acting stupidly or causing an argument that was not meant to be caused

Resolve to talking to a colleague in person if one senses accusations, anger, and frustrations in an email or any other digital message

[employee comments goal]

Maintain an informed workforce in order to help ensure that the company's operations continue to flow as smoothly as possible after a crisis

Use multiple sources to gather and assemble key facts of the incident in order to avoid confusion and uncertainty

[employee comments goal]

Consider the importance of working in teams and their requirements to function successfully

Develop rapport building, questioning and listening skills to ensure open communication in the workplace

[employee comments goal]

Learn to open up about oneself a bit and show some vulnerability and human feeling when having conversations with colleagues to help relationships blossom

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]

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]

Do quality and proactive risk management throughout, and avoid immediate reaction to changes

Learn from past mistakes; look at past missteps and how they were solved to help solve future problems

[employee comments goal]

Analyze the company's opportunities, strengths, and weaknesses in order to identify the current status of the company and make more informed decisions about how it can grow

Check in regularly with the plan in order to modify it in light of any changes, progress, or setbacks

[employee comments goal]

Show more willingness to discourage harassment, bullying, and abrasive behavior

Participate in events that are diversity-related and put extra effort in promoting them

[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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