Friday, 15 July 1977 00:00
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
HCO POLICY LETTER OF l SEPTEMBER AD15
Ethics actions must parallel the purposes of Scientology and its organizations.
Ethics exists primarily to get technology in. Tech can't work unless Ethics is already in. When tech goes out Ethics can (and is expected to) get it in. For the purpose of Scientology amongst others, is to apply Scientology. Therefore when tech is in, Ethics actions tend to be dropped. Ethics continues its actions until tech is in and as soon as it is, backs off and only acts if tech goes out again.
The purpose of the org is to get the show on the road and keep it going. This means production. Every division is a production unit. It makes or does something that can have a statistic to see if it goes up or down. Example: a typist gets out 500 letters in one week. That's a statistic. If the next week the same typist gets out 600 letters that's an UP statistic. If the typist gets out 300 letters that's a DOWN statistic. Every post in an org can have a statistic. So does every portion of the org. The purpose is to keep production (statistics) up. This is the only thing that gives a good income for the staff member personally. When statistics go down or when things are so organized you can't get one for a post, the staff member's pay goes down as the org goes down in its overall production. The production of an organization is only the total of its individual staff members. When these have down statistics so does the org.
Ethics actions are often used to handle down individual statistics. A person who is not doing his job becomes an Ethics target.
Conversely, if a person is doing his job (and his statistic will show that) Ethics is considered to be in and the person is protected by Ethics.
As an example of the proper application of Ethics to the production of an org, let us say the Letter Registrar has a high statistic (gets out lots of effective mail). Somebody reports the Letter Registrar for rudeness, somebody else reports the Letter Registrar for irregular conduct with a student. Somebody else reports the Letter Registrar for leaving all the lights on. Proper Ethics Officer action = look up the general statistics of the Letter Registrar, and seeing that they average quite high, file the complaints with a yawn.
As the second example of Ethics application to the production of an org, let us say that a Course Supervisor has a low statistic (very few students moved out of his course, course number growing, hardly anyone graduating, a bad Academy statistic). Somebody reports this Course Supervisor for being late for work, somebody else reports him for no weekly Adcomm report and bang! Ethics looks up the person, calls for an Ethics Hearing with trimmings.
We are not in the business of bring good boys and girls. We're in the business of going free and getting the org production roaring. Nothing else is of any interest then to Ethics but (a) getting tech in, getting run and getting run right and (b) getting production up and org roaring along.
Therefore if a staff member is getting production up by having his own statistic excellent, Ethics sure isn't interested. But if a staff member isn't producing, shown by his bad statistic for his post, Ethics is fascinated with his smallest misdemeanour.
In short a staff member can get away with murder as long as his statistic is up and can't sneeze without a chop if it's down.
To do otherwise is to permit some suppressive person to simply Ethics chit every producer in the org out of existence.
When people do start reporting a staff member with a high statistic, what you investigate is the person who turned in the report.
In an ancient army a particularly brave deed was recognized by an award of tile title of Kha-Khan. It was not a rank. The person remained what he was, BUT he was entitled to be forgiven the death penalty ten times in case in the future he did anything wrong. That was a Kha-Khan.
That's what producing, high statistic staff members are - Kha-Khans. They can get away with murder without a blink from Ethics.
The average fair to poor statistic staff member of course gets just routine ethics with hearings or courts for too many misdeeds. The low statistic fellow gets a court if he sneezes.
Ethics must use all org discipline only in view of the production statistic of the staff member involved.
And Ethics must recognize a Kha-Khan when it sees one - and tear up the bad report chits on the person with a yawn.
To tile staff member this means - if you do your job you are protected by Ethics. And if you aren't so protected and your statistic is high, cable me.
L RON HUBBARD
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