Job posting for the Director of Safety position:http://agency.governmentjobs.
Notice the salary range: $85,986.00 - $128,977.00 Annually
Now go back to Joe Rose's story about Saporta's hire, which is now updated with Mary Fetsch's quote on his salary:
"Saporta will be paid $155,00 annually. He begins work in late March."
So... that's an extra $26k/year they're paying this guy over what was listed as the top of the salary range. What strings were pulled to make that deal happen?