FLAG ORDER 3434RE-25
7 January 19741
Revised 8 May 1997
All SO Orgs and Units
(This Flag Order was originally issued as FO 3434RD-1RA, RPF Series 2, RPF ORGANIZATION. It has been revised to delete arbitraries, align it to LRH data on the composition of RPFs and correct the FO and RPF Series number and the signatory. Revisions not in script.)
RPF Series 25
The RPF is organized around getting all such persons contributing through supervised Estates projects on a one-job, one-place, one-time basis, as well as getting through a technical program five hours per day. It is established under the Senior Qual of the continent, directly under the RPF I/C, in the Senior Correction Section.
The basic org board for the RPF is composed of two sections: The Decks Section, which executes the Estates projects, and the Tech Section, which supervises RPF study and co-auditing.
A copy of this basic RPF org board is attached to this issue.
Depending on the size of the RPF, the complements for the various units in the RPF may vary. Where it is found that assistants, deputies and other Tech posts are needed, they are to be added in accordance with HCO PL 8 Nov. 71R II, COMPLEMENT and HCO PL 28 Feb. 66, DANGER CONDITION DATA, WHY ORGANIZATIONS STAY SMALL. This does not mean an RPF becomes posted as an org would with Estos, Org Officers, etc. It does mean that where warranted, assistants and deputies may be single-hatted or added to the org board posts to handle increased load.
The RPF is under the RPF I/C. He is not a member of the RPF but is posted outside of it in the Senior Correction Section of Senior Qual. He must be single-hatted.
The RPF l/C is fully responsible for the RPF as a unit. All communication into or out of the RPF goes through the RPF I/C.
The duties of the RPF I/C are:
1. To ensure the RPF is operating on projects as a team and is not acting as some kind of dispersed deck force.
2. To serve as a stable terminal outside of the RPF.
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3. To act as the liaison for all comm from the RPF to any terminal outside the RPF and for all comm from outside the RPF into it.
4. To be responsible for the technical quality in the RPF, in liaison with the Cont Senior C/S who also has this responsibility.
The RPF I/C also has very specific responsibilities for seeing that standard ethics is applied in the RPF to assure full redemption does occur.
Therefore, in addition to his other post actions, he is also responsible for seeing that the following is done:
a. The RPF I/C must approve any and all justice actions taken within the RPF and see that they are fully on-policy.
b. The RPF I/C must personally see and approve all conditions assignments and where any off-policy action is found it must be handled.
c. Daily, the RPF I/C must do a complete inspection of the RPF and in doing so detect and handle any out-ethics or policy or FO violations.
The hours of the RPF I/C must be made known to the RPF unit and are not to be changed without prior notice.
DEPUTY RPF I/C FOR TECH
The RPF I/C also has a Deputy RPF I/C for Tech under him who sees to the standard application of tech in the RPF. He is posted from personnel outside the RPF.
The fact that there is a Deputy RPF I/C for Tech does not change the stable datum that members of the RPF are to get each other through by co-auditing. He is there to see to it that this co-auditing is done thoroughly and is technically correct, so that each of the persons in the RPF achieves the full gains available from the program.
Here are his technical supervisory duties:
a. He does frequent inspections of co-audit sessions, both in the co-audit course room and via video tapes of sessions turned in by RPF co-auditors. This is not an attempt to make the co-auditors attain professional auditor standards, but rather to spot any points of out-tech, such as missing E-Meter reads on False Purpose Rundown auditing questions, which, if not handled according to standard technical procedure, could result in the co-audit team not getting the full results attainable from the rehabilitation program.2
b. The Deputy RPF I/C for Tech handles errors made by RPF members by issuing cramming orders, including retreads and retrains of the read-it, drill-it, do-it checksheets, where warranted. He sees that these do get done, so that they understand the technical materials that apply to the RPF auditing program.
c. The Deputy RPF I/C for Tech also does routine checks on RPFers’ auditing, by putting individual RPF members on the meter and checking for any mutual out-rudiments in RPF co-audits, and handling whatever
mutual out-rudiments3 there are. (Ref: HCOB 17 Feb. 74, C/S Series 91, MUTUAL OUT-RUDS)
d. The Deputy RPF I/C for Tech routinely inspects the RPF technical lines, including course rooms, word clearing and cramming, as well as MAA applications of ethics tech, and sees that these are properly set up per HCO PLs and HCOBs and the RPF Series Flag Orders.
e. The Deputy RPF I/C for Tech holds daily meetings with all the RPF co-auditors, i.e., as auditors, and takes up any common points of out-tech or situations affecting the RPF as a whole.
f. The Deputy RPF I/C for Tech has the authority to order and/or do any technical correction needed, change any co-audit or take any other action per standard tech to uphold correct application of the tech in the RPF. Where warranted, the Deputy RPF I/C for Tech can and should personally execute a review action on an RPF member where a case is bogged and in need of expert auditor handling to get the RPF member moving again on his program.
The RPF I/C and the Deputy RPF I/C for Tech are fully charged with the responsibilities as laid out above and as covered in HCO PLs, Flag Orders and HCO Bulletins.
The RPF itself is headed by a Bosun, a member of the RPF.
He is responsible for maintaining the rigorous schedule of the RPF, for seeing that productive work occurs, for group coordination and for creating an “esprit de corps” in the RPF. Persons assigned to the RPF are expected to work hard at their tasks—contribution exchanged for the rehabilitation services they receive.
He is the product officer that runs the RPF and he functions in accordance with FO 3784R, PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR.
He does not “try to get people through the RPF.” He gets them to produce. He makes them get valid products. The only way that anyone can graduate from the RPF is for them to produce products they feel proud of.
The RPF Bosun is appointed by the RPF I/C. The person so appointed must have a good production record on the decks, be moving well on his enhancement program and have proven that he can keep his own ethics in.
The RPF MAA is responsible for the ethics of the RPF as a unit. He handles all MAA functions and ethics matters directly, quickly and standardly, exactly as covered in LRH policy on ethics.
The duties of the RPF MAA also include mustering the RPF, enforcing schedules, keeping the stats for the RPF, keeping the ethics files for the RPF and removing ethics blocks preventing tech from going in. He may have a deputy, in a
large RPF, to assist him and as well to cover for him while he is on his enhancement time.
DEPUTY BOSUN FOR DECKS
The Deputy Bosun for Decks is the senior of the Decks Unit. He is responsible for overseeing the Section I/Cs on the decks and ensuring that they and their juniors are producing valuable exchangeable products which they can be proud of.
The RPF sections are made up of an I/C and five units, each of which contain five members. Each section is identified by a letter (i.e., Section A, Section B, etc.). If at any time the number of sections exceeds five, deputies are to be appointed under the Deputy Bosun for Decks to assist him in running these sections so that he does not have more than five juniors. This is in keeping with HCO PL 28 June 66, DANGER CONDITION DATA, WHY ORGANIZATIONS STAY SMALL.
The Section I/Cs are responsible for the production, ethics, on-the-job-training, mustering, berthing, messing, appearance, personal hygiene, etiquette, discipline, morale and behavior of the members in their own sections.
RPF TECH UNIT
The RPF Tech Unit is responsible for the training and processing within the RPF.
The personnel within the Tech Unit are in-ethics RPF members who are well along on their own programs.
The Tech Unit has its own space which is separate from any other org study or work area, where the RPF members can do their study and auditing. It must have all the checksheets, materials, supplies and equipment for its own purposes The org that the RPF is organized under must ensure that such a space and supplies are provided for it.
The schedule for the Tech Unit must include enough time (but just enough) to do admin and prepare for the study and co-audit period. (Ref: HCOB 25 Aug. 71, C/S Series 56, HOW TO GET RESULTS IN AN HGC) It must also include three hours of deck work at the very least.
Appointments made to the Tech Unit must be approved by the RPF Bosun and the Deputy RPF 1/C for Tech, or in his absence, the RPF I/C.
An RPF member who was ordered off all technical lines prior to being sent to the RPF may not be posted in the RPF Tech Unit.
DEPUTY BOSUN FOR TECH
The Deputy Bosun for Tech is in charge of the Tech Unit.
He is responsible for running the Tech Unit and ensuring that the RPF members are standardly gotten through their technical programs so they can be fully rehabilitated and become constructive, contributing members of the Sea Org.
He oversees the technical quality of the supervision and co-auditing in the Tech Unit, and has an Examination and Correction Section in his unit which he uses to ensure technical quality and correct any flubbing RPF member.
The RPF Training Supervisors are responsible for getting the RPF members through their studies on a read-it, drill-it, do-it basis.
The RPF Co-audit Supervisor must be trained on any auditing actions he is supervising, so that he can step in and handle any situations that may arise that the auditor is unable to handle (Ref: HCOB 31 May 80RA, STAFF CO-AUDITS)
RPF CO-AUDIT C/S
The RPF Co-audit C/S is responsible for C/Sing all the RPF co-audit sessions. His duties and functions are fully described in the Co-audit Series and HCOBs on C/Sing.
Where warranted (such as in a large RPF), the C/S may have a Folder Page so as to speed the line for folders from the C/S to the co-audit teams.
RPF EXAMINATION AND CORRECTION SECTION
The RPF Examination and Correction Section is responsible for the examination and correction functions of the RPF. The terminal in charge of this section is the RPF Examination and Correction I/C.
There are three hats in the RPF Examination and Correction Section: Examiner, Cramming Officer and MLO. The full functions and duties of these three posts are covered in policies in OEC Volume 5 and should be looked up and studied by the RPF members holding them.
In a small RPF the Examination and Correction I/C would hold one or more of these posts from above. The posts would be single-hatted as needed, depending on the size of the RPF.
The Cont Senior C/S is responsible for the quality of all technical delivery in his cont, which includes the auditing and study of the RPF. (At Flag where there is no Cont Senior C/S, the D/Senior C/S Crew FSO is the Senior C/S over the RPF. At the FLO, Senior C/S ITO is over the RPF.
The Senior C/S is responsible for the tech in the RPF being standard. His basic duties in this regard are the same as any Senior C/S as given in HCO PL 26 Sept. 74RA, NEW CASE SUPERVISOR POSTINGS.
With a properly organized RPF, applying Ethics, Tech and Admin by the book, those in need of rehabilitation can take the opportunity to once again become contributing staff.
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