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

A computer analyst studies the existing computer systems in an organization and designs solutions for a more effective and efficient operation. He/she understands both the information technology and business and brings them together for optimum functionality of the organization.

Other related duties include researching upcoming technologies to find out they can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization if installed, designing new systems by configuring hardware and software, enhance the existing computer systems with new functionalities, supervise the installation and configuration of new systems, test the system to ensure it performs as expected, write instruction manuals and train the end-users of the system.

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


Accept constructive feedback and also be willing to give others feedback?

Practice talking in a very clear and concise way so that the audience can understand.

[employee comments goal]

Look further out to where one's company benefits others in order to gather knowledge and experience that will help improve one's decision-making.

Examine in detail the opposite option that most experts are recommending as that could be the next big thing

[employee comments goal]

Choose to keep a positive attitude all the time no matter what

Choose words wisely they can bring an entire company down

[employee comments goal]

Find ways to manage and release stress outside of work through talking to friends, exercises, meditation and other hobbies

Learn the elegant art of persuasion; make real connections based on solid knowledge and sound reasoning for one's point of view

[employee comments goal]

Consider maintaining a schedule book or appointment card or an electronic device with reminders to help one be on time

Be faithful and learn to keep other employees secrets in order to build a strong working relationship and a strong team

[employee comments goal]

Select words that conjure neutral, positive, or negative images in the mind of the other person to frame a persuasive argument

Understand the needs and concerns of the person one is persuading and put own points across clearly and concisely

[employee comments goal]

Develop a plan in order to keep problem-solving process on track and find a solution in the shortest time possible

Make a chart of the steps one needs to take to solve a situation in order to see how everything fits together

[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

Create an environment that supports own goals, habits, and the consistent actions one needs to take to accomplish them

[employee comments goal]

Provide all participants with an agenda way before the scheduled day of a meeting

Take full responsibility in guiding all meetings to ensure participants remain focused throughout

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to use computer aided design technologies to create technical illustrations

Learn how to install and update different types of computer operating systems

[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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