The director of the city's Economic and Community Development Department has been suspended for 10 days by Mayor Carl A. Redus Jr.

The director of the city’s Economic and Community Development Department has been suspended for 10 days by Mayor Carl A. Redus Jr.

Donald Sampson is scheduled to return to work on Feb. 14, according to a press release Tuesday evening from city Human Resources Department Director Vickie Conaway. During Sampson’s suspension, Redus will oversee the day-to-day operations of the department.

“Mayor Redus would only indicate that it was an internal personnel matter,” Conaway stated in the press release. “However, he did say that the disciplinary action was based upon inadequacies in performance.”

Attempts to reach Sampson for comment were unsuccessful.