Atlanta employees awarded with longevity bonuses in time for holiday

City of Atlanta employees with 10 or more years of service received a longevity bonus in time for the Christmas holiday. The bonuses, starting at $200 for an employee with ten years of service, $350 for 15 years of service, $500 for a 20 year employee, and $750 for an employee with 25 or more years, appeared on paychecks scheduled for deposit on Dec. 23.

“I am pleased to recognize those employees who have served our city and its residents for a decade or longer with this special bonus,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “The city of Atlanta has significantly improved its operational effectiveness, and our employees make this success possible.”

The bonuses are awarded through legislation created in collaboration with the city council and approved by the mayor in May of this year. A longevity bonus is an incentive used to recognize and reward long-term service of employees to the city; all employees become eligible for a longevity bonus the month after their anniversary month of employment. During Reed’s administration, city employees have received nine salary increases.