FLAG ORDER 3434RE-1
10 June 19741
All SO Orgs and Units
(Cancels and replaces FO 3434RD, RPF Series 1, THE REHABILITATION PROJECT FORCE.)
RPF Series 1
THE REHABILITATION PROJECT FORCE
Even if certain crew members as individuals wish to succumb, they have no right whatever to threaten or harm others by grave omissions, ignorance and errors. No one challenges the right of an individual to succumb. But he has no right to injure or murder others by omission or commission.
The RPF is in actual fact a system of recruiting by taking people off the lines who are blocking things and then not letting them back on lines until they are a valuable operating staff member.
When somebody goofs up badly and he’s stopping lines and so forth, move him over to the RPF and get him off the lines—even tech lines. That has the virtue of letting the crew itself go on up to OT. Not all the time is being invested in those goofing badly. So they will move up the lines as they wish. But that gets them off the lines.We now fill in the lines with non-R/Sing people and we can keep building it up and we will build it up toward an OT ship.
That’s how it was figured out with that combination so the scene could be changed, and it worked. There were actual products coming out after that.
You sometimes don’t get this done because you don’t have anybody standing by to feed in. So you also have to get some recruits in to make this operate.
The Rehabilitation Project Force came into being on 7 Jan. 74.
Prior to the creation of the RPF it was found, on board Flag, that a number of PTSes were offloaded but the R/Sers who made them so were ignored and the ship went into Treason.
All efforts (spectacular on International lines by stats) to improve the scene produced little or nothing internally.
The reason no improvement could be made was due to unhandled R/Sers (many of whom were severely destructive and R/Sers dominant in Tech and Qual) who cancelled out any effort to improve things.
My conclusion was that unless the worst R/Sers were segregated from the crew, there would be no improvement. Hence the RPF.
Unpublished Work: © created 1974,1997 L Ron Hubbard Library
All Rights Reserved
All Tech was dominated by R/Sers no tech help could be expected under that organization.
Your attention is invited to the Psychosis HCOB which gives the behavior of an R/Ser.2 You should study this and believe it, as it is true.
So the general plan was to segregate R/Sers3, clean up Tech and Qual and the ship and push the producers into OT state and let the destroyers save themselves if they could.
Short of that no hope could be seen.
To the RPF are assigned R/Sers, low OCA4 nonproducers or repeated stat crashers and overt product makers.
Like industry or any organization or ship before that date, when a crew member stole or embezzled or refused to work he was simply fired and offloaded. Scientology crew members objected to this. They demanded that provisions be made to rehabilitate the person. They had the idea that a person should be given a choice of being off-loaded or rehabilitated.
Management at that time acceded to crew demands and formed a Rehabilitation Project Force. It was, factually, a somewhat expensive decision.
Persons so assigned are to have 5 hours a day for study or auditing. They are to learn tech and get themselves handled in co-audit and are graduated from it only when they have released another fully, been of material help to the unit and are themselves fully cleaned up.
In the RPF the person receives counseling and does work on a team basis. The largest percent of persons assigned to an RPF graduate successfully and rejoin the crew. The majority of these give rave success stories. No other management organization undertakes such a function. They just fire people.
This was a new idea. After formation of the RPF things then started to straighten out.
The ship stands quite ready to accept people back off the RPF, fully handled, fully capable in life and valuable. The RPF also waits for anyone fouling up habitually and injuring ship and crew survival.
The RPF is proving to be one of the most successful salvage actions ever undertaken.
Any casualty from it simply was not fully handled case-wise.
The rest are a howling success and I’m happy for them.
L. RON HUBBARD
Compilation assisted by LRH Technical Research and Compilations