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

A computer specialist is tasked with the primary responsibility of installing, modifying, and maintaining computer systems and equipment. He/she installs and makes minor repairs on software, hardware, and other organization's equipment as well as assisting in configuring the company's network system and ensuring their constant security.

Besides that, he or she will also get to perform the following functions; configure hardware and software systems, troubleshoot system problems, maintaining accurate logs, run diagnostics tests on the computer systems, test network connectivity, manage the company databases, maintain office systems in top shape, conduct user research from time to time and also identify and procure the required hardware and software.

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 committed to providing excellent customer service beyond what is expected to keep the clients satisfied.

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

[employee comments goal]

Learn to use fewer words to say or explain our points or views to avoid making the audience bored.

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

[employee comments goal]

To be accommodative of other people's ideas and views and to be willing to take them on board.

Keep a cool head when dealing with more pressing and exhausting issues.

[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]

Do not hold back pertinent data that the company requires

Generate reports that are not full of manipulated or cooked figures

[employee comments goal]

Concentrate the energies and focus on doing the very best every day

Work on skills development that will grow the level of expertise

[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

Learn to go against one's emotions and obstacles instead of waiting for them to change or move away

[employee comments goal]

Set a timeline for each goal in order to identify and stick to specific actions that one needs to take to work towards that goal

Seek regular feedback from others about the set goals in order to identify mistakes and rectify them

[employee comments goal]

Put some rewards and penalties in place in order to direct own actions, behavior, and choices

Cultivate factors that help support a self-disciplined mind within oneself in order to nourish self-discipline

[employee comments goal]

Shows little willingness to understand industry trends, terminologies, and concepts surrounding a product

Learn to communicate information about products clearly and in a simple language

[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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