Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced a proposal on Friday that would increase city employee salaries in the fiscal 2014 budget.
The recommendation calls for a 3 percent salary increase for all classified employees. All other employees who earn less than $60,000 annually would receive a 1 percent raise.
The has about 3,000 classified employees, which are those covered by civil service protections and earn a maximum of $61,000, according to a press release by the mayor's office.
The Atlanta City Council must approve the raises.
Employees have not received any salary increases in the last two years, which were marked by layoffs and furloughs.