Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a database administration manager.

A database administration manager is tasked with the role of ensuring that all software used in managing databases are properly maintained to allow the fast access of information. He or she will analyze the organization's needs and then oversee development of databases that meets the organization's need. He or she will also get to resolve and escalate database administration issues to the top management

Besides that he or she will get to perform the following roles; establish policies and procedures that govern proper data security and integrity; oversee the design, maintenance and implementation of all databases; liaise with the senior management in overseeing all databases use; manage all employees in the database administration department; coordinate all activities of the department and manage all database administration activities.

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


Evaluate own reasons for doing something or setting goals in order to take stock of one's priorities and feel motivated

Cultivate a supportive environment by avoiding colleagues who make one feel discouraged and keeping close those who provide positive energy

[employee comments goal]

Do not allow jealousy to have its way at the workplace

Learn how to work together with others without causing conflict

[employee comments goal]

Break down the complex tasks into smaller, manageable parts in order to remain focused and avoid being overwhelmed

Motivate oneself with post pictures, articles, or words of affirmation about the task one is working on

[employee comments goal]

Become knowledgeable about the different types of loans available in order to make an informed decision

Try negotiating with vendors and suppliers for better deals before making purchases or signing a contract

[employee comments goal]

Define the company's vision and make it available to employees as well as the customers

Break down the long-range plan into smaller, manageable plans in order to make it easily achievable

[employee comments goal]

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

Work hard on the assigned task or project and go that extra mile to include more detail to the final product

[employee comments goal]

Avoid falling prey to naysayers and believe in the business venture

Survey customers and prospects and put more effort in offering them personalized attention

[employee comments goal]

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

Encourage others to study basic computer courses to enhance their computer skills

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to create impressive web pages using appropriate web design techniques and programming paradigms

Move beyond existing applications and come up with new applications that improve operations

[employee comments goal]

Always train others in an area of expertise and always share knowledge with colleagues

Show willingness to learn new technologies and make enough effort to remain updated with technology

[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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