FLAG ORDER 3434RE-19
19 January 19851
Revised 8 May 1997
All SO Orgs and Units
(This Flag Order was originally issued as FO 3875, RPF Series 23 [same title]. It is hereby revised to clarify the purpose and use of waivers for the RPF and to correct the FO and RPF Series numbers. Revisions not in script.)
RPF Series 19
WAIVERS FOR THE RPF
(Cancels and replaces FO 3875.)
Persons transferred to the RPF are only transferred with cause. They are individuals who are R/Sers, low OCA nonproducers or repeated stat crashers and overt product makers, and have caused considerable trouble for themselves and the organizations they have been involved with.
Hence, a person entering the RPF executes certain waivers to safeguard the Church against any claim or upset, should such ensue, as a first step before effecting his own redemption. These waivers make it clear that the individual is undertaking the program on his own responsibility and volition and that he holds no one else culpable for accidents or occurrences on the RPF. Transaction of the waivers as well as participation in the program are fully voluntary and anyone who does not wish to sign the forms or follow the program exactly may terminate his membership in the Sea Organization.
Thus, before the SO member can participate in the RPF in lieu of offload, he must understand the purpose and intention of the RPF as covered in RPF Flag Orders and be fully apprised of the course he will be required to follow, of his own volition, toward redemption.
Two waivers are to be signed. The first is called the ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RPF ASSIGNMENT AND ELECTION TO PROCEED. The individual will be given this form for signature upon receipt of his assignment and before routing onto the RPF. This will be handled by the HCO of his org. No one may be admitted into the RPF who has not signed this form.
After the person has arrived in the RPF and has studied the RPF FOs, he is then given the APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE RPF AND GENERAL RELEASE. This document may only be signed after the person has a full understanding of what the RPF program involves and has read all of the RPF Series and attests he fully understands the series.
The Cont A/Legal Aide is responsible for verifying with local counsel that the waivers are valid under local laws. Should any changes be needed, the A/Legal Aide is to CSW these to Legal Aide OSA Int for approval prior to implementation.
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The original signed copies of these RPF waivers are filed as val docs in the OSA Cont Office. Copies of these waivers are also sent to Senior HCO Cont, Senior HCO Int and copies of them must be filed in the Sea Org member’s personnel file.
Unlike other groups, our understanding of the nature of man and our use of LRH technology make it possible to salvage an individual. While other organizations offload or fire members for their harmful actions, the Sea Org provides a means for the individual to constructively contribute to the group, while he addresses the spiritual difficulties that led to his destructive actions. To take part in this activity, the individual must participate of his own volition.
LRH TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND COMPILATIONS
Authorized by AVC INTERNATIONAL
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICESaint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, SussexHCO BULLETIN OF 1 NOVEMBER 1974RA
REVISED 5 SEPTEMBER 1978Remimeo
Expanded Dianetics Specialists
Cl IVs and Above
HCO Dept 3 Hats
PTS/SP Detection Course
ROCK SLAMS AND ROCK SLAMMERS
An R/S or rock slam is defined as the crazy, irregular, left-right slashing motion of the needle on the E-Meter dial. R/Ses repeat left and right slashes unevenly and savagely, faster than the eye easily follows. The needle is frantic. The width of an R/S depends largely on sensitivity setting. It goes from one-fourth inch to whole dial. But it slams back and forth. It is actually quite startling to see. IT IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER METER PHENOMENA.
In a normal group of 400, the actual percentage of R/Sers is low. It’s about 8 in 400, or 2-2 ½ percent. Those figures should seem familiar. They are the same percentage for SPs. And that gives you a clue to the identification of an R/Ser.
Where requirements for Scientology or SO orgs have been established for R/Ses, they apply to the 2-2 ½ percent of real R/Sers as these are high risks for staff purposes.
These people can of course be salvaged as pcs using Expanded Dianetics. Letting them on staff could be disasterous, however.
A handled R/Ser can be expected to eventually wind up in the same category as a cleared cannibal. His experiential track is too educated in evil and too uneducated in anything else. So even when cleaned up will need a lot of living.
R/Sers are also very expensive people to keep around. They waste the available resources and produce overt products. They cost a fortune in waste, repairs, lost business. They also cost a heartbreaking number of damaged people.
LIST ONE R/Ser
There are, for our purposes, two kinds of R/Sers. (a) Those who R/S on subjects not connected with Scientology and (b) those who R/S on subjects connected to Scientology. The latter is a “List One R/Ser” and it is of great importance to us that they be located and moved off lines when they are part of staffs as their intent is solely to destroy us whatever else they say: Their long-run actions will prove it.
The definition of a List One R/Ser is anyone who has R/Sed on List One1
Where there is any doubt as to the validity of a List One R/S, a verification should be done. The procedure is to vigorously sec check the pc on the subject of the reported List One R/S. This Sec Check must be done by an auditor who knows R/Ses and can make lists read and pull W/Hs connected with R/S.
Where a pc R/Ses, he will have evil purposes and be on a succumb as a result. R/Ses indicate an area of psychosis which will ruin the pc’s life if allowed to go unhandled.
L. RON HUBBARD
Hubbard, L. R. (1974, 1 November). Rock Slams and Rock Slammers (Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin). The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (1991 ed., Vol. X, pp. 656-659). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO BULLETIN OF 6 SEPTEMBER 19781
Level II Checksheets
All Auditors, Supervisors, C/Ses
FOLLOWING UP ON DIRTY NEEDLES
HCOB 3 Sept. 78 DEFINITION OF A ROCK SLAM
HCOB 28 June 62R DIRTY NEEDLES
HCOB 17 May 69 TRs AND DIRTY NEEDLES
Book: The Book of E-Meter Drills, E-Meter Drills 17, 20, 21 Tape: 6205C23 “Fish and Fumble, Checking
The only valid definition of a dirty needle is given in HCOB 3 Sept. 78, DEFINITION OF A ROCK SLAM, as:
“DIRTY NEEDLE: AN ERRATIC AGITATION OF THE NEEDLE WHICH IS RAGGED, JERKY, TICKING, NOT SWEEPING, AND TENDS TO BE PERSISTENT IT IS NOT LIMITED IN SIZE.”
It is caused by one of three things: (1) the auditor’s TRs are bad or (2) the auditor is breaking the Auditor’s Code or (3) the pc has withholds he does not wish known.
The definitions are pointed up in the above HCOB because it is vital not to confuse a dirty needle with an R/S. They are distinctly different reads. The difference is in the character of the read; it has nothing to do with size.
Auditors, Supervisors and C/Ses must understand the difference between these two reads and must be able to recognize each instantly when they occur.
Because of the underlying causes of these two different types of reads they are both most apt to appear when Confessionals are being done or when areas of O/Ws are being addressed. But they are different and the auditor must know the difference cold.
A dirty needle must not be ignored, especially when doing any type of Confessional action.
If the auditor’s TRs are in and he is maintaining the Auditor’s Code, a dirty needle, taken up, will either clean or turn into an R/S. It is not to be overlooked.
The dirty needle is your hottest string to pull in finding and turning on an R/S. Whatever is behind it, ignoring it will cut the comm line between auditor and pc and wreck the auditing comm cycle.
The area that is producing a dirty needle, when questioned to get full data, will either clean or go into an R/S.
The area is considered clean when you can go over the area that gave the dirty needle and it no longer produces a dirty needle.
If it still produces a dirty needle, then there is more to the withhold itself or something the pc isn’t voicing about the withhold or how he feels about the withhold, or the auditor’s TRs are terrible, but—pursued and taken up with auditor’s TRs in—this dirty needle will either turn into an R/S or it will fully clean. Until it does, however, it is still a dirty needle.
The procedure for fishing a read is covered in auditing demo tape 6205C23, “Fish and Fumble, Checking Dirty Needles.” Cleaning a dirty needle is covered in E-Meter drills 17, 20 and 21 as well, and Class II Auditors and above should be very adept at this.
The rule is DON’T IGNORE DIRTY NEEDLES. ALWAYS FOLLOW THEM UP.
L. RON HUBBARD
Hubbard, L. R. (1978, 6 September). Following Up On Dirty Needles. Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (1991 ed., Vol XI, pp. 236-7). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.
FLAG ORDER 3434RE-17
1 March 19781
All SO Orgs and Units
RPF Series 17
(The text of this issue was originally written by LRH on 1 March 1978 for inclusion in FO 3434RC, THE REHABILITATION PROJECT FORCE, which was later cancelled. This data is hereby issued as an FO on 8 May 1997 to preserve it as part of the RPF Series.)
The RPF I/C must be a fully qualified staff member and may not be a member of the RPF. He is a staff member.
The post may not be double hatted.
The qualifications must include a clean ethics record, no R/Ses and no LSD. He must have a reality on tech and preferably at least some rudimentary Supervisor training. Before or after his posting he must do the investigator pack and the Ethics Officer pack as well as Volume 0 of the OEC. Some past military training is not undesirable. It must be remembered that he is dealing with R/Sers. Therefore the SP/PTS pack is desirable.2
The stat of the RPF I/C is:
1) RPF checklist completions or TIP completions fully and honestly done and verified.
2) One point for every Ethics and Chaplain type action taken.
3) Number of completed Estates projects of good quality and acceptably done by RPF members.
4) Number of graduates fully verified and complete with a loss of the whole week’s stats when a member or graduate falls on his head.
Whether the RPF actually gets any products or not in terms of Estates work done and in terms of salvaged staff members depends in no small part on the RPF I/C.
L. RON HUBBARD
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Expanded Dianetics Series 25
An obsessive gambler is a psychotic just like a drug addict or an alcoholic.
They are handled the way you handle any other psychotic. They don’t have to do anything for real in life because it all depends on chance and never on themselves. So you have them on the minus Effect Scale.
Life isn’t real to a psychotic gambler and therefore they never really buckle down to anything. Consequences are unreal to them and criminal acts are incomprehensible as nothing is real anyway.
Getting off overts is nothing to such people because they are not there and take no responsibility for them. Everything else is responsible—not them. Thus you have to find the trail to the R/Ses on the subject and discharge those.
This aspect of such a case is the emergency number one handling.
It has to be recognized for what it is—PSYCHOSIS.
L. RON HUBBARD
Hubbard, L. R. (1977, 16 March). The Gambler. The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology. (1991 ed., Vol. XI, p. 42.) Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
Staff Section Officers
C/S Series 100
JOKERS AND DEGRADERS
It is an old principle that people who do not understand something occasionally make fun of it.
A recent investigation however into the backgrounds and case condition of a small handful of people who were joking about their posts and those around them showed a somewhat more sinister scene.
Each of these persons fell into one or more of the following categories:
1. Were rock slammers. (Some List 1.)
2. Were institutional type cases.
3. Were “NCG” (meaning no case gain) (the only cause of which is continuous present time overts).
4. Were severely PTS (Potential Trouble Source) (connected to rock slammers).
It might be supposed that misunderstood word phenomena could also be part of this. The rebellious student in universities is usually handled by clearing up his misunderstoods or curing his hopelessness for his future. However, the investigation did not find that any of these jokers or degraders were acting that way solely because of misunderstood words, but the possibility cannot be ruled out.
The four categories above were, however, fully verified.
All the persons investigated were found to be the subject of declining statistics, both having them and causing them. Their areas were enturbulated. At least one of the jokers was physically driving basic course students out of an org.
In some cultural areas, wit and humor are looked upon as a healthy release. However, in the case of orgs, this was not found to be the case. Intentional destruction of the org or fellow staff members was the direct purpose.
Therefore all executives, HCO personnel and Case Supervisors as well as Qual personnel and Staff Section Officers have a valuable indicator. Where they have a joker or degrader on their hands they also have one or more of the above four conditions in that person.
This opens the door to handling such people.
Properly assigned and then fully done conditions are the correct ethics handlings.
Correctly done Expanded Dianetics, which includes Confessionals and fully done PTS handlings are the case remedies.
Where ethics tech itself is not known or neglected and where there are no HCOs one can, of course, not expect the matter to be handled. And this would be too bad because the case gain and life improvement available in proper ethics handlings, when fully followed through, can be quite miraculous.
Where rock slammers have been undermining the tech and it is not fully known or used or is altered into unworkability one cannot expect Confessionals to be properly done or Expanded Dianetics to be known and properly applied.
The joker is advertising his symptoms. He is also advertising an area of the org where there is enturbulation and down statistics as well as staff members being victimized.
Therefore this is an administrative and technical indicator which cannot be overlooked and should be followed up.
Spotted, investigated and handled, this can be the beginning of an upward spiral for an organization.
Where someone is driving ethics out, tech is not likely to go in. You have to get in ethics and tech before you can begin to get in admin.
The next time you, as an executive, wonder why you are working so hard, look for the joker in the deck.
Humor is one thing. Destroyed orgs and human beings are quite something else.
It is our business to get the show on the road and get the job done.
L. RON HUBBARD
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