Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a computing services director.

A computing services director is responsible for providing technical and administrative leadership in design, development, and implementation of computing services. He/she works as the overall resource for solutions to technical problems reported by program users.

Other duties include serving in company's committees that deal with matters related to computing services. Where necessary they provide their assistance to the organization in its long-term planning of computer-based activities. He/she also collaborates with departmental heads to ensure computing services are run appropriately. The director also participates in the development and implementation of policies concerning the utilization of computer services. Finally, he/she maintains a record of all the hardware and software within the computing network.

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


Proactively inform customers on time if there are pending delays.

Prioritize your workload effectively depending on the needs of customers.

[employee comments goal]

Weigh my words first before I speak them out to avoid saying unwanted things.

Seek clarification on the points that are not very well understood.

[employee comments goal]

Strive to articulate my ideas and opinions in a clear and non-confrontational manner.

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

[employee comments goal]

Create a culture of praising and appreciating them each time they do their level best

Ask others to give their honest feedback concerning how management is carried out

[employee comments goal]

Be willing to learn new things that will jog the memory and upgrade knowledge levels

Learn new trends from coworkers who have experience handling such tasks

[employee comments goal]

Review outcomes of own projects in order to understand where problems occurred and plan to anticipate them

Learn to apply new theories, constructs, and models while translating complex ideas or information in order to communicate clearly and precisely

[employee comments goal]

Choose monitoring software to track employee's web usage and block sites that distract them when performing tasks or working on projects

Send out emails to employees who constantly seem to be wasting time reminding them that they are on company time

[employee comments goal]

Help other employees generate fresh perspectives, new approaches, and breakthrough ideas that will help them produce accurate and quality work

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]

Avoid inviting unnecessary participants in order to save time and resources

Put extra effort in assessing what took place during a meeting and make plans to improve future meetings

[employee comments goal]

Demonstrate more willingness to know how a product addresses the needs of a client

Learn more about the elements that allow customers to extend or customize products

[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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