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From: martinottmann@yahoo.com (Martin Ottmann)


Subject: The first "Scientology Policy Directive" from February 23rd, 1982
Date: 19 Jul 2003 15:11:55 -0700
Message-ID: <71d327bb.0307191411.3dee1ddb@posting.google.com>

[This was the first of these so-called "Scientology Policy


Directives".]

(Black Ink on Blue Paper)

SCIENTOLOGY POLICY DIRECTIVE

SCIENTOLOGY POLICY DIRECTIVE 1

23 February 1982

ALL STAFF

A NEW ISSUE TYPE


SCIENTOLOGY POLICY DIRECTIVES

A new issue type is hereby created.

It is called the SCIENTOLOGY POLICY DIRECTIVE.

The issue will be black ink on blue paper.

PURPOSE

Its purpose is to provide an issue type for policy for the Church of
Scientology, and to distinguish from policy issued by LRH which is
issued in HCO PL form.

Scientology Policy Directives are senior to all administrative issues


except HCO PL's and any other issues or advices by LRH. Its
distribution is all staff unless otherwise designated.

Examples of the need for such an issue type are policies by the Church
concerning the sales and administration of a new technical
breakthrough, or data concerning new Public Divisions courses, or
specific policies concerning new magazines that the Church might
develop.

While new policy, not written by LRH, is discouraged, it has been


found that occasionally new policy is required. As the Founder has
said concerning this subject "one cannot totally close the door on
change."

It is also important that issues not by LRH are very clearly


distinguished from policy by LRH. For this reason HCO PL's that have
been written by the Board of Directors, or the Watchdog Committee or
ED Int are being cancelled as HCO PL's and will be reissued as
Scientology Policy Directives, so that the HCO PL line remains an LRH
line.

APPROVAL LINES
The approval line for these issues will be the Flag Network
Coordination Council, all Exec Strata personnel, the Authority
Verification and Correction Unit, the Executive Director International
and the Watchdog Committee for all Scientology Policy Directives. This
includes such issues in pilot form.

WDC will normally require the issue to have been based on a WDC
approved eval and proven highly successful in pilot form in at least 3
different orgs in 3 different continents. (This might sometimes
require several cycles of re-evaluation and re-piloting until proven
totally successful.)

Anyone on the I/A lines for these issues must totally make sure that
the issue is actually needed, and that it is not covered already by
existing HCO PL's. It has often been found that due to the MU's of
those concerned, "policy" has been issued that was not actually
needed, and already much better covered in existing HCO PL's!

REVIEW

All Scientology Policy Directives must be reviewed annually in the


month of December by a Special Project under the supervision of AVC
and any issues found to be destructive, not effective, or in need of
revision or update must be handled.

APPEAL LINE

HCO PL 11 November 76 Issue II BPL APPEAL LINE also applies to


Scientology Policy Directives.

In other words if a Scientology Policy Directive, "... on receipt in


an org is perceived to be erroneous or potentially destructive, the
matter must be drawn to the attention of the FR with CSW.

"The FR must verify the CSW, and if found correct must add his own
observations on the issue, sending the completed package via his FR
command channels to AVU*, Flag, for review and correction or
cancellation.

"The issue is not activated in the org until its correction is


received, or until AVU advises that the appeal is rejected.

"If the issue is activated and then found to be incorrect, the same
procedure is followed."

(L. RON HUBBARD, HCO PL 11 November 76 II BPL APPEAL LINE)

* (AVU is now AVC - Authority Verification and Correction Unit.)

It would also be a Comm Ev offense (crime) to activate a Scientology


Policy Directive when knowing it is destructive.

SUMMARY

With this issue type, there now exists an issue for the issuance of
Church policy by the Church, that is clearly identifiable as different
from policy issued by LRH.
Use it wisely, so that only really proven successful data gets issued
as policy, and we all win!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
of the
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
INTERNATIONAL

BDCSI:pc