FLAG ORDER 3434RE-30
All SO Orgs and Units
19 January 19851
Revised 8 May 1997
(This Flag Order was issued as FO 1701R, RPF Series 14, THE RPF’s RPF. It has been revised to delete arbitraries, correct the FO and RPF Series numbers and the signatory. Revisions not in script. FO 1701, THE MUD BOX BRIGADE, which was incorrectly cancelled by FO 1701R is hereby reinstated.)
RPF Series 30
THE RPF’s RPF
The RPF’s RPF is a group within the RPF for those individuals who severely interrupt their own or others’ progress towards redemption and have thus dropped into a condition of Liability or lower to the RPF itself. It’s the RPF for the RPF. Am member who cuts across the one chance he or another has been given for redemption has avowedly disenfranchised himself from the group.
Those persons assigned to it are segregated from other members of the RPF in berthing, messing and job assignment. It consists of rigorous physical work that is of benefit to the RPF itself. Such jobs would include repair, construction and cleaning of RPF spaces—bathroom facilities, garbage detail, etc.
Assignment to the RPF’s RPF originated by any RPF member must be approved by the RPF I/C. Such would normally be originated by the RPF Bosun or RPF MAA.
Any RPF’s RPF assignment originated by a staff member outside the RPF, excluding the RPF 1/C, must be authorized by AVC.
Offenses warranting assignment to the RPF’s RPF include:
a) Severely disrupting the progress of others on the RPF.
b) Committing continual gross out-tech in the RPF.
c) Missing withholds in the RPF.
d) Demonstrating no progress towards redemption or preventing others from redeeming themselves.
e) Displaying an attitude that “It doesn’t matter” when messing up people or equipment.
f) Serious crimes causing the Church extreme burden, withheld and discovered after assignment to the RPF. In this case, the RPF’s RPF assignment may only be carried out with AVC approval.
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A Sea Org member may also be sent straight to the RPF’s RPF for exceedingly gross and destructive acts.
A member of the RPF’s RPF is subject to all regulations of the RPF plus the following:
1) Enters the RPF’s RPF in a condition not higher than Liability to the RPF.
2) Is segregated from the other members of the RPF in berthing, messing and work. Must stand in a separate line at musters.
3) Is under the RPF MAA for all matters, including production. The RPF MAA may designate another to supervise his or her production.
4) May not speak to any crew member nor may they speak to him/her. May not speak to other members of the RPF unless spoken to. His sole point of communication is to the RPF MAA or the RPF MAA’s designated assistant within the RPF.
5) Puts in additional deck work each day, however, this would not be done in violation of RPF curfews.
6) Is permitted to handle ethics, study or co-audit for 2 1/2 hours a day as designated by the RPF MAA. This must be done in a space separate from the rest of the RPF.
7) May not rejoin the RPF until Liability formula has been applied, has obtained majority permission from the RPF per step 4 of the formula and has approval from the RPF MAA.
8) Time on the RPF is extended one month beyond completion requirements by reason of having to be assigned to the RPF’s RPF. This penance is logged in the person’s ethics file for record and enforcement. If an RPF member is assigned to the RPF’s RPF more than once, an additional month is logged for each assignment.
When an RPF member is assigned to the RPF’s RPF, his twin goes as well to help him or her through all steps necessary to get out of Liability to the RPF as a group.
This is in keeping with HCOB 21 Aug. 79, TWINNING, wherein twins are responsible for getting each other through.
This rule is also particularly fitting to the test of a Project Force Person:
“CAN HE OR SHE MAKE SOMEBODY BETTER? NOT GET BETTER, BUT MAKE SOMEBODY ELSE BETTER.” —LRH, FO 3434RE-5 RPF Series 5, TEST OF A PROJECT FORCE PERSON.
100% standard application of all ethics tools is the answer for anyone assigned to the RPF’s RPF so that he or she may honestly move up out of low conditions toward the RPF itself.
Left to their own devices, people will often misuse ethics for harmful means. And, having ethics and case trouble themselves, those in the RPF can have a tendency to abuse ethics. (Ref: LRH Lecture of 18 May 1965, ORGANIZATION AND ETHICS)
Hence, improper use of the RPF’s RPF or gross misapplication of the RPF’s RPF must result in a Comm Ev on the offender on a charge of USING SCIENTOLOGY HARMFULLY.
The RPF is what it says: Rehabilitation. Ethics certainly plays a part, but this is ethics per the Scientology definition:
“Ethics are the actions an individual takes on himself in order to accomplish optimum survival for himself and others on all dynamics.” —LRH, HCO PL 9 July 80R, ETHICS, JUSTICE AND THE DYNAMICS.
THE ABOVE IS TO BE ENFORCED BY THE RPF I/C, BOSUN AND MAA.
LRH TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND COMPILATIONS
Authorized by AVC INTERNATIONAL
for CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL