ICAOS Weekly Update Newsletter
Updates for May 26–June 1, 2018
No: 501

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+ State-Requested Travel Restrictions +

In the Spirit of the Compact, please contact the receiving state directly if you have an offender requesting to transfer to an area listed below. / Check for the latest updates online.
New Hampshire flag+ New Hampshire - June 9–17: Please restrict offender travel to the Lakes Region and Concord areas in NH for the 95th anniversary of Laconia Motorcycle Week.

Pennsylvania flag+ Pennsylvania - July 18–22: Please restrict offender travel to the Erie, PA area during the annual Roar on the Shore Bike Rally.

New Mexico flag+ New Mexico - July 26–29: Please restrict offender travel to the Las Vegas, NM area for the Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally.

New Mexico flag+ New Mexico - September 12–16: Please restrict offender travel to the Mescalero area for the Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally.

Interstate Compact Office Staff may submit travel restriction requests here.

+ State Updates +

Alabama flag + Alabama - Contact numbers and information for Beverly Gilder, Deputy Compact Administrator, are updated.

Kentucky flag + Kentucky - The link to the Sex Offender Registry website is updated.

Pennsylvania flag + Pennsylvania - Governor Tom Wolf yesterday appointed the Honorable Judge Edward M. Marsico, Jr. to the State Council.

+ All personnel changes are updated on the individual state pages and in the Interstate Compact Office Directory PDF.

+ Compact Office Calendar - Please be aware of closures, shortened hours of operation, or the possibility of limited staff due to inclement weather, trainings, and state and national holidays.

+ Committee and Region Updates +

+ Executive Committee - The July meeting of the committee will be on Tuesday, July 10, 1:00pm. Minutes from the April 10 meeting are now available online and include such topics as:
  • FY 2018 ICOTS Photo Audit results
  • 2018 ABM and DCA Training Institute plans
  • Review of recent ICOTS enhancements
  • More ICOTS enhancements in FY 2018
  • Triggering victim notifications in ICOTS
+ Rules Committee - The next scheduled meeting for the committee is August 8, 2:00pm.

+ Upcoming Committee and Region Meetings:
+ West Region DCAs
D/T: 06.07.18 / 2:00pm ET

+ South Region DCAs
D/T: 06.12.18 / 2:00pm ET

+ Technology Committee
D/T: 06.13.18 / 2:00pm ET
Resources: Agenda

+ Executive Committee
D/T: 06.19.18 / 1:00pm ET
Resources: Agenda

+ Commission Announcements & Reminders +

+ Who are you going to call? - Do you have basic ICOTS questions? Need help figuring out why your browser is not displaying an ICOTS Report correctly? Do you need to know what online training to take so you can get an ICOTS account? Contact your ICOTS Administrator when you:
  • Have questions about ICOTS functionality
  • Have issues logging in to your ICOTS account
  • Need your ICOTS account password reset
  • Want to know the training requirements for ICOTS users
  • Want to report a possible ICOTS issue
  • Need technical support for browser compatibility issues with ICOTS and the ICOTS Reports Dashboard
  • Need ICOTS data entry errors corrected
Find contact information for your state ICOTS Administrator.

Reminder - Does your state council need help? Does it need more diversity in its membership background? Does it need help getting new members appointed? Does it need things to do to stay energized?

Check out the new State Council Toolkit to learn more about:
ICOTS logo Reminder - The 7th ICOTS enhancement of FY 2018 was launched on Wednesday, May 16. This enhancement prevents 2 people from simultaneously working on, and submitting, the same activity in the compact office. In more detail:

  • Currently, 2 compact office users are able to simultaneously access the same pending compact activity from the compact workload. If they both complete the activity and submit it into workflow, a duplicate is created. While this is a rarer occurrence than it was in the past, it still happens.
  • This enhancement will check to see if another compact office user has already submitted an activity into workflow when they press the “Submit” button. If not, the activity follows the normal workflow process. If so, the user is presented with an error message stating “This compact action has already been completed by another user” in a bright red box at the top of the screen. The options to take on the activity are then grayed-out.
Reminder - WARNING: This is what may happen when you have “the right person doing the right job”.

Reminder - The 2018 ICAOS Rules:
+ This Week in Commission History +

+ The following states signed into law the ICAOS on this date:
  • South Carolina – May 28, 2002 / 31st member to join
  • Arizona – May 30, 2002 / 32nd member to join
  • Oklahoma – June 1, 2000 / 7th member to join

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