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

A Database Administrator is assigned the primary role of overseeing the development and management of all databases within a company. They will normally ensure that all databases are secure and facilitate the easy access to the databases when needed. In addition to that, they will ensure effective and efficient use of all the available databases.

Besides that, they will be assigned other roles that will not be limited to; configuring all databases, develop database security and backup procedures, set user privileges for all the databases, troubleshoot database system when any problem arises, perform database modification and upgrade and ensure all organizational data is secure.

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


Learn to prepare and research well on the topic before delivering the content.

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

[employee comments goal]

Be willing enough to collaborate with other when it comes to problem-solving issues.

Try to ask the right questions that will act as a guide to coming up with proper solutions.

[employee comments goal]

To perform research well enough before undertaking any troubleshooting task.

Maintain level-headedness and resilience when assessing a problem and coming up with solutions.

[employee comments goal]

Give daily and weekly reviews in order to make tracking and analyzing an employee's work much easier

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

[employee comments goal]

Invest in character that builds the actual spirit of teamwork

Respect the company's policy and regulations by becoming reliable and dependable

[employee comments goal]

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

Learn how to work together with others without causing conflict

[employee comments goal]

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

Create a flexible action plan in order to make it easy to change or update in the future

[employee comments goal]

Use project management tools or techniques to plan and track project performance; learn how to use management methodologies effectively

Provide accurate and timely information regarding tasks, strategies, schedules, plans, and organization structure to stakeholders

[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 backup computer data and learn more about the best and most recent data backup techniques

Demonstrate more willingness to learn more about computer security issues and copyright laws

[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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