The chief executive of Cheshire East Council has been suspended.
Concerns raised over the conduct of one or more senior officers at the authority have been discussed by its Investigation and Disciplinary Committee over the last two days.
Now the decision has been taken to suspend Mike Suarez while an independent investigation is undertaken.
The chair of the investigation and disciplinary committee, said: “We would stress that suspension is a neutral act taken in the interests of both the council and chief executive.
“It is important that this investigation is undertaken objectively and therefore it would be inappropriate to make any further comment at this stage.”