Q What is the Rehabilitation Project Force?1
A The Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF) is a rehabilitation program offered only to members of the Sea Organization—a religious order consisting of full-time staff members who have signed a pledge of eternal service to Scientology and its goals (See: What is the Sea Organization?2). Sea Organization staff who would otherwise be subject to dismissal for serious and/or continuous ecclesiastical violations are offered a second chance through the RPF. Personnel “burn out” is not new to organizations, but the concept of complete rehabilitation is.
Those participating in the RPF both study and receive religious counseling on a daily basis to address areas of difficulty in their personal lives.
Along with study and auditing, members of the RPF work eight hours per day as a team on tasks which improve the facilities of the Church by which they are employed and improve teamwork and coordination among the participants. The work allows the individual to regain confidence in himself and the pride of accomplishment.
Some critics of the Church who do not understand the purpose of this program have tried to intentionally misinterpret it as something other than what it is. Those critics, however, cannot speak authentically from personal experience. Those who know—graduates of the RPF program—attest to its enormous personal benefit, and their appreciation for being able to avail themselves of redemption as opposed to dismissal.
ExVet1: I looked around and this subject doesn’t look like it’s been kicked around on this forum before. Not for a while anyway. As many of you know, the RPF issues were leaked to Wikileaks nearly a year ago. I happen to know who did that. In the “Discussion” portion of that Wikileaks entry is an article on the dreaded RPF Final Assessment. I know who wrote that too. I also know from my own personal experience that write-up is deadly accurate. For your edification, I am leaving the report on the Final Assessment right here. I hope it pisses you off as much as it does me. I wonder if there are any French nationals on the program currently? If so, perhaps the gov’t there would appreciate the information (evil laughter and much hand-wringing)….
The leaked issues are the complete set of the Sea Organisation policies concerning the set-up, organisation and running of all of Scientology’s Rehabilitation Project Forces (RPF). This includes the “technical” program that is used to get RPF inmates to confess to their “crimes” and rid themselves of the “evil purposes” that prompted them to commit those “crimes”. These issues are the current policies in use today.
 Historical Significance
These documents are genuine. They are what is in use today in the Scientology re-education camps.
The Sea Organisation is that “elite” group of Scientologists who run Scientology. The SO was established by L. Ron Hubbard in 1967 who then ran his new organisation with a very high level of discipline. In early 1974, he established the Rehabilitation Project Force for Sea Org members whom he perceived to be treasonous and destructive to the organisation or to have seriously broken its disciplinary rules, including just plain dissention.
SO members who are assigned to the RPF are considered to be serious criminals.
The RPF is still in operation today in the Sea Organisation and it uses the RPF policy issues that were just leaked. In fact, there are several “camps” located in the following areas: The SO’s Los Angeles facility known as the “PAC Base”, the “Flag Land Base” in Clearwater, Florida, the “ANZO” base located in Sydney, Australia, the UK Base located in East Grinstead, West Sussex, England and the “EU Base” located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
There is a point concerning the technical program that is worth explaining in a bit more detail, and that is the “Final Assessment” that is done at the very end of the program. This “assessment” is done on the following questions. These are asked of the inmate while he or she is hooked up to the e-meter (glorified lie-detector) to see if these questions are still “charged” in the inmate or if the questions are “clean.” It is this last action which tends to drag out the program for years on end. If you look at the questions you will see why. The bottom line is the inmate would have to have full respect and even reverance for David Miscavige and his RTC organisation as well as the rest of Scn management. The fact that this action takes so long to complete (if it gets completed at all) says a great deal. Here are the questions:
1. Regarding Int Execs, do you have an evil purpose?
2. Regarding Int Execs. do you have a vicious intent?
3. Regarding Int Execs, have you been spreading Black PR?
4. Regarding RTC Execs, do you have an evil purpose?
5. Regarding RTC Execs, do you have a vicious intent?
6. Regarding RTC Execs, have you been spreading Black PR?
7. Regarding LRH, do you have an evil purpose?
8. Regarding LRH. do you have a vicious intent?
9. Regarding LRH, have you been spreading Black PR?
10. Regarding LRH, do you have any bad thoughts?
11. Are you secretly disaffected with Management?
12. Do you have any withholds from RTC?
13. Do you have any intention to stop Scientology?
14. Do you have any intention to stop Scientology dissemination?
15. On your RPF program, has an evil purpose been missed?
The program blatantly does NOT work as evidenced by the fact that it takes YEARS to get through it, if indeed one gets through it AT ALL. The original 1974 program was supposed to take 3 months to get through. The program has been severely altered since that time and now takes years to complete (or fail to complete). A key example of an alteration is the final assessment above, which was never advised by Hubbard and was made up by somebody else.
The RPF issues position this program as something compassionate which no other organisation offers to employees who have wronged the organisation they work for. As other organisations simply fire or prosecute errant or criminal employees, RPF inmates are supposed to consider that they are lucky that they have the “opportunity” to participate in this program. However, with these inmates being incarcerated for years on end with only 7 hours sleep, 5 hours per day of compulsory confessions, a full days hard labor and three 20-minute meal breaks, it is plain to see that this program is tantamount to an illegal internal prison system run by the Church of Scientology. Can you think of any other “religion” that treats its employees like this?
FLAG ORDER 3434RE-29
8 May 19971
All SO Orgs and Units
RPF Series 29
RPF USE OF THE ADVANCED COURSE MATERIALS
HCO PL 11 Aug. 71 V SECURITY OF DATA
HCO PL 8 Jan. 81R ADVANCED COURSE REGULATIONS AND SECURITY
HCO PL 9 Mar 82RB ELIGIBILITY FOR OT LEVELS
As there are circumstances where some RPF members need access to Advanced Course materials in order to get through their RPF technical program, security regulations regarding the use of these materials must be known and followed by those administering the RPF and by the RPF itself.
Access to upper-level materials is subject to a special license from RTC to the corporation which houses the CLO or the organization which the RPF is under (eg, FLO, FLB). As the security of these materials is absolutely essential, they are to be used only under secure, tightly supervised conditions.
All upper-level materials used by the RPF must be kept in a highly secure space and employ the same high-tech security systems as an Advanced Organization. Before any of the Advanced Course materials can be obtained, the space allocated for this (including the full security system) must be fully set up and have Security Chief lnt approval. Then a CSW with full evidence of this must be sent to RTC requesting okay to use the Advanced Course materials.
Once this space is in use, it is the responsibility of the base Security Chief to enforce security of these materials at all times.
The base Security Chief is fully responsible for seeing that the RPF totally adheres to all Advanced Course security rules and regulations and for handling any violations. He must inspect and verify that Advanced Course materials and pre-OT folders are securely stored, that there is a separation of upper-level co-audit spaces and, where needed, soundproofing of walls between auditing spaces.
The base Security Chief must also ensure that weekly inventories are done by an OT staff member (not an RPF member) to ensure all materials given out to the KPF are accounted for and secure.
In cases where an RPF member needs to start an OT level (as adjudicated by the C/S), the RPF member must do the Eligibility for OT Levels step per HCO PL 9 Mar. 82RB ELIGIBILITY FOR OT LEVELS. Once this is done, a CSW for the RPF member to start the OT level must be originated by the RPF C/S via the RPF MAA, RPF I/C, base Security Chief and Cont Senior C/S to RTC.
The RPF member must get an okay the first time he starts on any Advanced Course, while in the RPF. Any okay prior to being on the RPF is invalid, and the OT Eligibility and CSW must be done in a new unit of time. A CSW is not needed
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for each subsequent level, except New OT V. There, he again must get a full OT Eligibility check and submit a new CSW for okay to begin this level.
It is the responsibility of the RPF I/C to ensure that the RPF member has okay from RTC to start the level and has signed a non-disclosure bond, before he is allowed on the level.
All general rules and regulations with regards to the storage and use of Advanced Course materials apply as per HCO PL 8 Jan. 81R, ADVANCED COURSE REGULATIONS AND SECURITY.
These rules are laid out to guarantee the security of Advanced Course materials, while also allowing access to those RPF members who require these materials as part of their RPF program.
As LRH said in HCO PL 11 Aug. 71 V, SECURITY OF DATA:
“Until we ourselves have climbed well out of the hole, we must safeguard the materials. Our case gains depend on it. And others could make our salvage of people impossible.
“We do not safeguard these materials from any commercial consideration. Our futures, those of each of us and those of all Scientologists, depend on our keeping this material under lock and safeguarded from abuse until we are well away as a group and can handle things better as individuals as well as a group.”
LRH TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND COMPILATIONS
Authorized by AVC INTERNATIONAL
for CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
FLAG ORDER 3434RE-27R
All SO ORGS AND UNITS
8 May 19971
Rev. 8 May 2003
For Pilot Only
RPF Series 27R
THE RPF TECHNICAL PROGRAM
HCOB 20 June 71 C/S Series 47 THE SUPREME TEST OF A C/S
F0 3434RE-2 RPF Series 2 RPF TARGET
This is the Rehabilitation Project Force Technical Program. It has been written in strict accordance with the LRH references on tech handlings for the RPF.
The RPF provides the means by which those who have been destructive on post can fully redeem themselves, thus regain their self-esteem as productive and contributing Sea Org members, this technical program has been compiled to facilitate exactly that.
Upon transfer to the RPF, one handles at once any ethics or PTS conditions and then his program is directed toward co-auditing where he receives a full cleanup of overts, withholds and evil purposes which underlie such poor conduct, all to be done while the person contributes on deck work so as not to go further out-exchange with the group.
Each person in the RPF is programmed strictly against this issue and in full alignment with the C/S Series.
The steps of this technical program are also laid out in a checklist attached to this issue. This checklist is placed in front of the RPF member’s case folder so that the co-auditor and C/S can sign off and attest that each step has been completed.
The RPF member’s training is programmed against the basic lineup of actions listed below under “AUDITING.” This consists of getting through his conditions and then rapidly studying and drilling what he is going to audit, on a “read it, drill it, do it” basis. The RPF member does the specific “read it, do it, drill it” for the immediate auditing actions that his twin is to receive, and then audits his twin on that.
For further auditing actions required by the RPF member’s twin, the RPF member would train on the corresponding “read it, drill it, do it” for that action.
Such training allows RPF members to rapidly co-audit their way to redemption.
0. INTRODUCTORY STEP
As the first step upon entering the RPF, the person reads all RPF Series Flag Orders to gain a full understanding of the purpose, rules and regulations of the RPF program. He then executes certain waivers to attest that he wants to do the RPF program, understands the discipline required and is participating on his own volition.
1. CONDITIONAL: PTS HANDLING
If PTS the situation gets fully handled. This is to be done exactly per HCOB 31 Dec 1978RB OUTLINE OF PTS HANDLING. The person is not to be put on any study actions or auditing actions other than those which handle PTSness, until such time as the PTS situation is handled.
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2. ETHICS CONDITIONS
Ethics conditions are done up to Liability in relation to the overall activity from which the person was assigned to the RPF. The RPF members should work through these conditions., studying any applicable ethics references as needed in order to achieve a full result. While in the RPF, he would of course apply the full array of conditions formulas based on his stats and production. (Ref: HCO PL 12 July 1980R, THE BASICS OF ETHICS)
1. CONDITIONAL: AUDITED PTS HANDLINGS
If PTS, any audited actions needed to handle PTSness must be done. (To be determine by the C/S.)
This step is vital and must not be skimped or glossed over on any RPF member. (Ref: HCOB 31 Dec 1978RB II, OUTLINE OF PTS HANDLING) Note: A case which needs a full PTS Rundown is programmed according to HCOB 9 Dec 1971RE, PTS RUNDOWN, AUDITED.
2. CONDITIONAL: DRUG HANDLING
For those with a heavy drug history, it may be necessary to run or flatten a drug handling action before proceeding with the False Purpose Rundown. Drugs impair a person’s ability to confront his case, and persons who have been on drugs do not make case gain until the drugs are handled. (To be determined by the C/S.) (Refs: HCOB 31 March 1981R, “HEAVY DRUG HISTORY” DEFINED and HCOB 11 June 1984, C/Sing THE FALSE PURPOSE RUNDOWN)
3. FALSE PURPOSE RUNDOWN AUDITING
A) C/S PREPARED FPRD FORM ON THE SUBJECT OR AREA OF THE PERSON’S ASSIGNMENT TO THE RPF OR THE APPLICABLE FPRD FORM.
Includes direct evil purpose questions as well as overt questions to address the reason the person was RPFed.
For example, a Sea Org member who was assigned to the RPF for destructive actions as a cook is to be programmed to receive an FPRD form written expressly to address that area.
B) CONDITIONAL: TRUTH RUNDOWN
If it is found that the RPF member has any involvement in spreading black PR, he receives the Truth Rundown.
The Truth Rundown utilizes the precise technology of the False Purpose Rundown to get the underlying causes of why individuals originate or pick up and spread black PR. It is invaluable in handling individuals who have spread destructive black PR—and those who themselves originated the black PR—about their own group or its leaders, activities, products or purposes.
Any and all points of black PR that were reportedly originated or spread by the individual are taken up and run. The Truth Rundown Confessional is also done, as needed, per its instructions. (Ref: HCOB 13 Oct 91R I, Truth Rundown Series 1R, THE TRUTH RUNDOWN)
C) FIRST DYNAMIC FPRD
D) SECOND DYNAMIC FPRD
E) THIRD DYNAMIC FPRD
F) FOURTH DYNAMIC FPRD
G) FIFTH DYNAMIC FPRD
H) SIXTH DYNAMIC FPRD
I) SEVENTH DYNAMIC FPRD
FLAG ORDER 3434RE-27R
J) EIGHTH DYNAMIC FPRD
K) CONDITIONAL: IF NEEDED ADDITIONAL FORMS OR TAILORED SEC CHECK QUESTIONS TO ACHIEVE THE FULL EP OF THE RPF PROGRAM.
The FPRD Basic Form is not directed for use on the RPF program as it does not cover a specific dynamic but is a general form.
4. CONDITIONAL: EXPANDED DIANETICS
Full use of Expanded Dianetics is required if the RPF member is below Clear, is R/Sing and is dramatizing the R/Ses.
Setups—per HCOB 23 April 1974RA EXPANDED DIANETICS REQUISITES,
OCA left-hand side handling,
OCA right-hand side handling.
In other words,
“a thorough, workmanlike handling of the pc’s aberrations and contrasurvival intentions, in all aspects handling of the pc’s aberrations and contrasurvival intentions, in all aspects of life and livingness, that truly accomplishes changes for the better in the behavior, outlook, social presence and conduct of the preclear.”—LRH (Ref: HCOB 1 May 1991 XIX, Expanded Dianetics Series 39, C/Sing AND PROGRAMING EXPANDED DIANETICS)
5. CONDITIONAL: Audited NOTs R/S handling
“If a pre-OT staff member is R/Sing and dramatizing the R/Ses and has therefore been put on an RPF, he is required to receive full handling per the special NED Rundown for OTs before graduating that RPF. If he is Clear but not yet OT III, he is to get up to and through OT III as fast as possible so he can receive this special rundown.”—LRH (Ref: HCOB 13 Sept 78II, CLEARS, OTs AND R/Ses)
6. RPF FINAL ASSESSMENT2
With all previous steps of the RPF technical program completed, a final assessment is done to ensure nothing was missed.
The assessment is issued in a separate directive to RPFs. Any reads are taken up and handled at once and the list is reassessed until there are no reads.
This assessment is to be recorded on videotape clearly showing the meter and pc and is sent with the RPF member’s graduation CSW.
7. CONDITIONAL: RE-EDUCATION STEP FOR LIST ONE R/Sers
FO 3434RE-15 RPF Series 15, RE-EDUCATION STEP gives an additional handling for persons coming out of the RPF who were List One R/Sers:
a. A TRs course, such as the Success Through Communication Course
b. A full PR course, such as the PR Series Course
c. The Personal Grooming Course
d. The Sea Org Etiquette Course
e. Read the book How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie3, and do practical exercises on this.
f. Auditing on times he was a nice guy and was successful at it, as follows: Recall a time you were a nice guy and were successful at it.: To F/N, cognition, VGIs, release.
FLAG ORDER 3434RE-27R
It is vital that an RPF member fully completes the formula for the condition of Liability. The work one does in the RPF, such as on the decks, is his production in exchange for what he receives by way of the delivery of the RPF technical program, his food, lodging, etc. It does not complete step 3 of the Liability formula with the org or group he was in prior to the RPF. Therefore, once the RPFer has successfully completed all technical and deck production requirements in the RPF and steps 1 and 2 of the Liability formula, and has received approval to graduate, he is to report to Department 3 of his org where he is to complete his Liability formula.
Only when upgraded to Non-Existence is he a full graduate of the RPF and eligible for posting, full allowance and regular crew study time. By the time the RPF graduate has completed his liability formula in full, HCO is to already have a posting order approved so there is no delay in being routed onto post as a crew member in a condition of Non-Existence.
No attempt has been made here to list any vital repair actions needed by a case to do the steps of this technical program, as these are fully covered in the C/S Series HCOBs and in the course materials for Class V Graduate Auditor and C/S.
The stress is on getting each RPF member through these basic steps as listed in this issue rapidly and thoroughly, and not off onto other actions such as “he must complete the course he was in the middle of when he was assigned to the RPF.”
Although the steps in this technical program are generally done in the order listed above, it may not be used to robotically program the order in which the technical program steps are done on a case. For instance, an RPF member who has both a PTS situation and a very serious situation of unhandled drugs might require a different sequence of the steps of this program than a PTS RPF member who already has his drugs fully handled. The C/S Series must be followed in all cases.
The RPF C/S must bear in mind the purpose of the RPF, and not order unnecessary rundowns or major actions or repairs. One programs an RPF member’s case against this technical program and follows HCOB 20 June 1971, C/S Series 47, THE SUPREME TEST OF A C/S.
“The Supreme Test of an auditor or a C/S is to make auditing go right—by the book.”—LRH
SNR C/S INTERNATIONAL
Authorized by AVC INTERNATIONAL
for CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
FLAG ORDER 3434E
8 May 19971
All SO Orgs and Units
THE RPF SERIES FLAG ORDERS
FO 3434RE-1 RPF Series 1 THE REHABILITATION PROJECT FORCE
F0 3434RD RPF Series 1 THE REHABILITATION PROJECT FORCE
and all FO 3434 series FOs issued prior to this date2
Never before has any organization provided a means for members who have failed the trust of the group to actually redeem themselves and terminatedly handle the cause of their destructive actions. Only the Sea Organization, using LRH technology, extends this opportunity to its group members through the Rehabilitation Project Force program.
The objective of the RPF program is to restore to the individual his value to the group and to himself and to free him forever from any compulsion to commit harmful acts against his dynamics.
To further advance this objective and provide a fully standardized means of achieving it, a meticulous search through all LRH writings and Church policy on the subject of the RPF was conducted, with the aim of codifying its technical and administrative lines.
The result is a new series of Flag Orders regarding the Rehabilitation Project Force that is verified as totally on-Source, with all possible arbitraries standing in the way of a staff salvage action removed.
This new series replaces and cancels all prior Flag Orders regarding the Rehabilitation Project Force. These new issues are distinguished by standardized, sequential numbering. Every Flag Order in the new RPF Series is designated 3434RE, followed by a specific number such as “-1,” “-2” and which corresponds to the RPF Series number. For example, RPF Series 1, entitled THE REHABILITATION PROJECT FORCE is numbered 3434RE-1, being the first issue in the series; RPF Series 5 is numbered 3434RE-5, and so on.
A table of contents listing all of the new RPF Series Flag Orders is attached, for reference, to this issue. These Flag Orders give the history and theory behind the need for an RPF, what its purpose is, the criterion for graduation and numerous other policies concerning the RPF.
Further, the series also covers the exact administrative and technical procedures which move the RPF member through all the steps of redemption to a fully rehabilitated staff member. Each step has been carefully worked out against Source material on every aspect of the RPF so that nothing is left uncodified.
The most significant advance in this series is the technical program—formulated strictly against what LRH specifically stated were the technical actions for rehabilitation. These have now been fully researched, codified and formed into
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a checklist that is streamlined to the precise steps one must take to become a full product of the program.
And with advanced training standards that use drilling to increase skill to 100% perfection, there is literally no case that cannot be handled; there is no one who now cannot learn how to handle another individual with Standard Tech, and there is no PTS or ethics situation that need go unresolved, as this tech too has been fully codified with drills on every ethics tool imaginable.
Thus, any stops to full redemption are blown away and swift progress through the program is assured.
These Flag Orders codify the organization of the RPF, its technical program rules of conduct—all aspects of the RPF—so that the program can be executed standardly in every Sea Org installation where an RPF exists.
All concerned with the administration and technical quality of the RPF program, directly or indirectly, are required to study and know this series and apply it when handling the RPF.
Properly applied, the technology in this series will get RPF members standardly and rapidly through their programs and returned to full duty, as completely rehabilitated, contributing staff members.
LRH TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND COMPILATIONS3
Authorized by AVC INTERNATIONAL
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
REHABILITATION PROJECT FORCE SERIES FLAG ORDERS
RPF Series 1 THE REHABILITATION PROJECT FORCE
RPF Series 2 RPF TARGET
RPF Series 3 RPF MOTTO
RPF Series 4 RPF ASSIGNMENTS
RPF Series 5 TEST OF A PROJECT FORCE PERSON
RPF Series 6 THE RPF SCENE
RPF Series 7 RPF WORK
RPF Series 8 RPF MESSING
RPF Series 9 RPF GRADUATION
RPF Series 10 RPF GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
RPF Series 11 AN OMITTED STEP
RPF Series 12 RPF BOARD OF REVIEW
RPF Series 13 PAY RESTORATION FOR CANCELLED RPF ASSIGNMENTS
RPF Series 14 HANDLING LIST ONE R/Sers
RPF Series 15 RE-EDUCATION STEP
RPF Series 16 APPROACHING RPF MEMBERS FOR PERSONNEL POSTINGS
RPF Series 17 RPF IN-CHARGE
RPF Series 18 ALL RPF COURSE AND AUDITING DONATIONS
RPF Series 19 WAIVERS FOR THE RPF
RPF Series 20 RE: RPF PERSONAL GEAR
RPF Series 21 RPF SUPPORT
RPF Series 22 RPF NIGHTS OUT CANCELLED
RPF Series 23 RPF—RIGHTS AND RESTRICTIONS
RPF Series 24 RPF ROCKS AND SHOALS
RPF Series 25 RPF ORGANIZATION
RPF Series 26 RPF PRODUCT AND STATISTICS
RPF Series 27 THE RPF TECHNICAL PROGRAM
RPF Series 28 RPF—MATCHING CASES WITH PC AND AUDITING TEAMS
RPF Series 29 RPF USE OF THE ADVANCED COURSE MATERIALS
RPF Series 30 THE RPFs RPF
RPF Series 31 RPF GRADUATION—ADDITIONAL DATA
- Images of this anonymously leaked document: Page 1 | Page 2 | Attachment Page 1 | Attachment Page 2 ↩
- See, e.g., FO 3434RB, with a revision date of 30 May 1977. ↩
- From The Command Channels of Scientology (1988 CSI), “Part of Snr C/S Int’s office is the LRH Technical Research and Compilations Unit (RTRC). This unit has the responsibility of compiling unpublished LRH materials according to his exact instructions. These materials thus become available in accordance with HCO PL 7 February 1965 (corrected and reissued 12 October 1985 KEEPING SCIENTOLOGY WORKING, “One: HAVING THE CORRECT TECHNOLOGY.” All compilations of L. Ron Hubbard’s materials done by RTRC are verified by the Religious Technology Center.” ↩