Derby City Council chief Roger Kershaw suspended
The council said the matter involving Roger Kershaw is still being investigated and his suspension is a "neutral act".
Mr Kershaw is the council's strategic director of resources and his annual salary was £118,890 as of 1 January 2013.
The department he was in charge of had 700 employees as of April 2013.
The council said in a statement: "Derby City Council confirms that the above post holder has been suspended from duties pending further investigation.
"The council stresses that this is a neutral act.
"The council can make no further comment on this matter until the process has been concluded."