The imperium that Caesar assumed, however, gave him the position of sole ruler. The literal translation of imperium is something akin to both “command” and “power”. The word is related to imperator, which came to mean emperor but was originally the title bestowed on a victorious military commander by his troops.
|Veteran sleeping in front|
of VA campus in Los Angeles
(photo: Veterans Today)
In an attempt to clear up this backlog, the VA instituted a “credit system” with claims workers to encourage faster processing of paperwork. More than $5.5 million in bonuses were handed out under the system, which inadvertently encouraged VA employees to process less-complex claims first.