FLAG ORDER 3434RE-23R
27 March 19751
All SO Orgs and Units
RPF Series 23R
RPF—RIGHTS AND RESTRICTIONS
When an individual takes part in the RPF, he is thoroughly engaged in redeeming himself spiritually by fully handling the underlying causes of his destructive actions. As with any intensive religious endeavor toward rehabilitation, the attention of the individual must not be dispersed into other activities. All efforts should be expended purely on becoming a full product of the RPF.
As covered in RPF Series 19, WAIVERS FOR THE RPF, an individual must read all the RPF Series and agree to follow them before he may be allowed to start the RPF program. Undertaking the RPF program, with its attendant restrictions and disciplines, is done voluntarily. The person has the option of doing the RPF and adhering to its rules, or not accepting the opportunity for redemption and terminating his membership in the Sea Organization.
The RPF program is for the individual’s rehabilitation, and the more rapidly he gets through it, the sooner he becomes a contributing member of the full group—and the group welcomes that occurrence.
With this purpose in mind, the rights and restrictions for all RPF members are enumerated here, to be complied with unreasonably.
The RPF carries no privileges, as it may be sought after, but every member of the RPF has the following rights:
1. Access to standard Scientology justice procedures.
2. To have standard tech applied to him by his fellows in the RPF.
3. Five hours study/co-audit per day and seven hours actual sleep time.
Members of the RPF may not be put on a work schedule which does not allow for 5 hours of study and co-auditing and 7 hours actual sleep time to be sessionable and studentable. Anyone in or outside the RPF issuing orders which cut across the RPF program by blocking or reducing enhancement may be called before a Committee of Evidence on the charge of:
“ATTEMPTING TO UNDERMINE OR ADVISING OR ENCOURAGING OR ENCOURAGING OR CONDONING THE ABANDONMENT OR REDUCTION OF USE OF THE FULL TECHNOLOGY OF LOCATING AND HANDLING OVERTS, EVIL PURPOSES, DESTRUCTIVE INTENTIONS AND NONSURVIVAL CONSIDERATIONS. — LRH (Ref: HCOB 6 June 84R IV, FPRD Series 2R, THE “LOST TECH” OF HANDLING OVERTS AND EVIL PURPOSES)2
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RPF I/C or any RPF member may directly alert the Office of Senior C/$ International to such a situation if it occurs and when the RPF 1/C cannot or does not handle such locally.
4. Not to be used as some kind of dispersed deck force—their work must be ONE PLACE ONE TIME. ON ONE PROJECT. (Ref: FO 3434RE-7, RPF Series 7, RPF WORK)
5. The RPF is served at the same time as other messes and is itself a constituted mess and must have a Mess President. The RPF may not be served bread and eggs on me plea that other food is gone. (Ref: FO 3434RE-8, RPF Series 8, RPF MESSING)
6. Thirty minutes hygiene time which must be used for hygiene and clean-up such as after deck work and before enhancement time.
7. Handles out-ethics in the RPF with a direct confrontation of the culprit. If this does not handle, one then writes a standard staff member report to the correct RPF terminals including the RPF I/C. If the situation is still not handled in the expected time, the RPF member can send a copy to the correct terminals outside the RPF and this report cannot be stopped from going out. (Refs: HCO PL 12 Oct. 82, CORRUPT ACTIVITIES; HCO PL 22 July 82, KNOWLEDGE REPORTS)
The following are the restrictions that apply to all members of the RPF. These restrictions define very strict channels so the individual may intensely work, study, audit and receive auditing with no outside distractions until complete on the program. Anyone using these restrictions to cause hardship to staff is subject to investigation and/or a Committee of Evidence. These restrictions must be followed exactly and constructively.
The RPF member:
A. Enters the RPF in a condition not higher than Liability (to the Sea Org). (The exact condition is to be determined by the RPF member in conjunction with the RPF MAA or RPF twin as okayed by the RPF MAA.)
B. Has no liberty until graduation at which time is awarded a 24-hour liberty before reporting for duty at his or her org.
C. Is restricted to the base at all times except when on authorized work cycles in other areas or buildings or authorized medical or other urgent cycles. Any travel off the base is accompanied by another staff member (outside the RPF) or an RPF member who has MAA and Security okay. This rule is not to be used to prevent staff from handling real situations where they occur.
D. Does not have the right to an annual leave in the Sea Org while in the RPF. Should an emergency arise, such as a death or serious illness in the family or a legal (e.g., immigration) situation, the RPF member may send a CSW on the matter to his seniors in the RPF, the RPF I/C and Security Chief. If approved, before leaving he is to receive a Security Check to ensure that he did not falsify his CSW and is not intending to blow from the program.
E. Receives ¼ allowance while in the RPF and is not eligible for bonuses.
F. May berth only in one area in separate RPF quarters. May not berth with the rest of crew. (An RPF berthing area must be assigned and is to be dormitory and deck style.)
G. May not originate written or spoken communication to terminals outside the RPF, not including the RPF I/C and any of his staff.The only exceptions to this restriction are: a) replying to a communication originated to the RPF member by staff or executives or family members; b) writing standard Knowledge Reports; c) originating communication to another in the event of an emergency, such as injury, fire, etc., or to obtain information necessary to execute authorized RPF deck projects as cleared by the RPF I/C; d) writing to non-Scientology family members as needed per standard PTS Type I handlings as worked out with the RPF MAA; e) periodically speaking on the phone with any non-staff family members, but only if required due to a real situation (as opposed to just “chatting” or “staying in comm” which is more easily done in writing by letter) providing the phone calls are done in the presence of Security staff or RPF I/C.
H. Has rank or rating lowered two grades upon assignment to RPF.
I. Has rank or rating suspended until graduation. (Members of the RPF would address RPF seniors, and juniors where appropriate, by post title such as “MAA” or “Bosun.”) (Ref: Esto Tapes 5 and 6, 3 Mar. 72, HANDLING PERSONNEL)
J. Is part of an RPF mess only, which is separate from the crew mess.
K. May not attend crew parties or any crew or public events.
L. Is denied normal canteen privileges but may use vending machines or the canteen when not in use by the crew, but only at authorized times.
M. Takes no cigarette breaks in the RPF and doesn’t smoke indoors, including berthing spaces.
N. Wears the uniform which is approved for the RPF in that area as appropriate to Sea Org location as long as approved on authorized lines. The RPF member wears a black arm band on his right sleeve.
O. Must move quickly and run on the decks on Sea Org bases. (This does not mean groups of RPF members run down public streets together or otherwise use this to cause out-PR. It also does not mean that in rare instances, persons with a medical situation such as an injury are forced to run. But when on the decks and on the Sea Org base, RPF members pride themselves on their quality of product and the speed in which this is accomplished. Shuffling, half running and walking have no part in this. The RPF must be snap-and-pop in all of its actions (which includes running) and it is the responsibility of each RPF member as well as the RPF I/C to see that this occurs.
P. May not enter staff or public areas, except when necessary for assigned cleaning or work duties in those areas, under a section leader.
Q. May not use any crew or public recreational facilities at any time.
R. Must suffer additional time in RPF for violations of regulations, failure to produce, overt products3, refusal to come clean4 or any other offense, if assigned by a duly convened and approved court or Comm Ev5 of fellow RPF members. The Comm Ev may be convened by the RPF MAA or by the RPF I/C. Any recommendations must be okayed by the RPF I/C. Where the recommendation calls for additional time of more than one month, the Comm Ev must have AVC okay. 6
S. Must do his own laundry (or as arranged within the RPF).
T. May not use public or crew bath or restroom facilities and may only use bath or restroom facilities as designated by CO Estates but which must be hygienic, clean and operational.
U. May not consume any alcoholic beverages or drugs except for medicine and as okayed by the Medical Liaison Officer and the RPF C/S or, of course, a medical doctor.
V. May not have with him in the RPF any radios, TV, taped music, musical instruments, magazines, novels, games, cameras or any entertainment or luxury items, in order to prevent any distractions from the intense study and work program. This does not include Scientology publications.
W. May not drive vehicles or operate heavy equipment.
X. Remains with the RPF apart from the crew. It is an essential part of the program that the RPF be segregated from the crew so that the crew is not enturbulated and can keep the show on the road. Equally important, the RPF member must concentrate on getting through his program without distraction. This extends, out of necessity, to the second dynamic as well. RPF members must berth only in the assigned RPF berthing. This is a practice in many religions which restrict 2D activities (including celibacy) in order to bring about a concentrated dedication to spiritual matters. In the case of a member of the RPF, this restriction covers any direct personal contact with spouse or other family members, all of which is prohibited until the individual completes the program. As covered in point G above, the RPF member can reply to a communication originated to him from family members.
THE ABOVE RIGHTS, RESTRICTIONS AND RULES ARE TO BE ENFORCED BY THE RPF I/C, BOSUN AND MAA.
LRH TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND COMPILATIONS
Authorized by AVC INTERNATIONAL
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
- Images of this document: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 ↩
- HCOB 6 June 1984R I The Lost Tech of Handling Overts and Evil Purposes FPRD Series 2R ↩
- Definition: Overt product ↩
- The expression”refusal to come clean” includes the refusal to “confess,” or answer sec check questions. ↩
- Comm Ev: Committee of Evidence. ↩
- AVC: Authorization, Verification and Correction International. “In order to perform his functions, the Inspector General for Administration has under him the Department of Authorization, Verification and Correction International (AVC Unit), which is responsible for authorizing, verifying the evaluations, strategies, programs and issues from Church management to ensure they are on policy.” — CSI. (2008) The Command Channels of Scientology. ↩