Performance Audit Checklist

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Performance checklists are needed when it comes to evaluating employee work procedures, ethic and ability. Employers compile performance checklists to determine whether employees deserve incentives, promotions or other rewards. They also complete checklist to determine where employees can improve in their performance. Performance evaluation is completed on a periodic basis according to the employer’s discretion.

Work Quality

A work performance checklist indicates the quality of work each employee puts out. Work quality details whether the employee is willing to complete work assignments, determines errors in relation to performed work duties and if quality is reduced by wasting time, difficulty in concentrating, remembering detail and direction or dealing with complex tasks. Work quality evaluates inconsistencies in work performance, meeting deadlines and behavior affecting the quality of work.


A job performance checklist lists general attendance, tardiness and if the employees use sick leave excessively. This portion of the checklist may also list whether employees leave work early on a regular basis or take increasingly long breaks.

Job Performance

A job performance checklist must list general work performance of the employee. This section of the checklist determines if employees follow general operating procedures and safety measures and implements training received. It also determines if employees perform job duties at below-average, average or exceptional levels. On the job performance portion the checklist states whether an employee has adhered to previous recommendations to improve work performance.

Interpersonal Work Relationships

In order for the work environment to run smoothly, employees should work well together. The job performance checklist helps the employer evaluate these relationships by determining if employees work well with others on staff. Information listed in this area may include if employees cause frequent arguments with co-workers, demonstrate verbal abuse or physical abuse, are highly sensitive or intentionally avoid supervisors and other superiors.


About the Author

Bianca Bumpres resides in Dallas, Texas with her family. She has written for online internet blogs and writes a weekly single parent column for the Dallas area. Bumpres enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her extracurricular activities include enjoying music, reading and weekly volunteer ministry work.

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