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

A computer operator provides data through operating a computer by taking care of all the computer activities from inputting to output and also assists users to start computers and run different commands. He/she prepares equipment for use by ascertaining that computer hardware and software works effectively.

Other duties associated with the position include determining the sequence of computer operations and initiating commands in computers as well as ensuring that the computers run continuously by identifying and resolving errors in real-time. He/she is responsible for documenting inventory to determine the required computer supplies. Lastly, he/she responds to user's needs and requests while maintaining their information confidential.

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


Be flexible and exhibit creativity in solving the problems of customers.

Not to put pressure or undue influence when closing a deal with a client.

[employee comments goal]

Maintain strong and direct eye contact when talking to people.

Show willingness and patience to allow others to put their points across with interrupting them.

[employee comments goal]

Improve the observation skills and to pay attention to the small details.

Work and deliver good content or results without being monitored.

[employee comments goal]

Focus on the employee's behavior rather than on his/her personality traits

Recognize the efforts and behavior of the employee and encourage him/her to keep the same attitude towards his/her work

[employee comments goal]

Set goals that are challenging the employees and provide the required support as well

Remain consistent in the interpretation and application of the company policy

[employee comments goal]

Invest in character that builds the actual spirit of teamwork

Receive positive and negative criticism well with an open mind

[employee comments goal]

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

Give credit to employees who have worked hard and deserved it

[employee comments goal]

Train oneself to follow a specific set of rules in order to shape and align own behavior and thoughts to the goal at hand

Prioritize tasks and activities in order to know what is important and how one needs to structure own work schedule

[employee comments goal]

Show more willingness to learn how to work with numbers and figures and how to interpret mathematical information

Employ technical tools to understand trends when analyzing complex and large volumes of data

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in doing similar tasks repeatedly for long periods of time

Learn how to transcribe documents, to type up manuscripts, and to input complex statistical data

[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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