The report comes on the heels of the resignation of Kevin Cowling, the department's executive director, which was announced Monday.

The two employees were placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

"Despite insinuation, no law enforcement agencies have been involved. Due to the status as an active internal investigation involving personnel, no mention of this action was included in any media release announcing Cowling’s resignation. At the conclusion of this investigation and the conclusion of any potential action involving the Floyd County Personnel Board, information will be made public," a press release from the county stated.

County Manager Jamie McCord said Tuesday that he could provide few details while the investigation is still ongoing but would release the findings when it is complete. He declined to describe the potential transgression that led the county to take the action.

"It's been going on for several weeks and it's still going on," he said. "You can't release things in bits and pieces."

McCord confirmed the suspensions but said he wasn't ready to identify the two employees at this time. He also did not make a direct connection between Cowling's resignation and the investigation.

"It's a personnel issue," he said. "Kevin resigned per the terms of his contract. And we are doing an investigation. That's all I can tell you right now."

After 3 1/2 years in the position, Cowling submitted a letter of resignation Monday, thanking McCord for his "first opportunity to be a director." He said he wanted to pursue other professional options but he and his family, "have loved our time here and Floyd County will always hold a special place in our hearts."

Cowling was Parks & Rec's first director as it changed from an independent authority — governed by an appointed citizen board — into a county department subject to its personnel rules.

Todd Wofford, the department's longtime parks superintendent, was named interim director Monday.