ICAOS Weekly Update Newsletter
Updates for June 9–15, 2018
No: 503

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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.
Hawaii flag+ Hawaii - June 7–?: Due to the active Kilauea Volcano eruptions, earthquakes, and rapid evacuations, please restrict offender travel to the island of Hawai’i until further notice.

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.

South Dakota flag+ South Dakota - August 3–12: Please restrict offender travel to the Black Hills area including cities of Sturgis, Lead, Deadwood, Spearfish, Rapid City, Wall, Kadoka, Belle Fourche, Hot Springs, Custer, Hill City, Edgemont, Newell, and all campgrounds in the Black Hills area during the 78th Sturgis 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 - Tom Langer was recently appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to be the state’s new Interstate Compact Administrator. Mr. Langer replaces the long-serving Chris Norman.

North Carolina flag + North Carolina - The office telephone number for Interstate Compact is now 984-960-5042.

South Dakota flag + South Dakota - The State Council meeting minutes from May 22 are now posted.

Tennessee flag + Tennessee - The approved minutes from the March 14 State Council meeting are now online.

+ 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 +

+ Technology Committee - The committee met on Wednesday, June 13 and spent the bulk of their time fine-tuning the upcoming victim notification survey.

+ South Region DCAs - 21 of the region DCAs met on Tuesday, June 12 and had solid discussions on:
  • Victim notifications in IVINS
  • Workload increases due to progress report activities
  • Upcoming audits
  • Attending the Compact Office Staff trainings
  • Handling after-hour telephone calls requesting IC offender information
+ Commission Announcements & Reminders +

+ On-Demand Training - A recent update to the On-Demand Training modules provides users with enhanced accessibility to view training from any web browser or mobile device.

+ Spirit of the Compact - A great example of why field training on ICAOS Rules is so important.

+ Interstate Compact Quiz Game - Put your knowledge of ICAOS rules to the test and see if you can achieve top score. Answer 20 questions covering eligibility, the transfer process, supervision, and retaking/closing supervision. Participation is anonymous and results are not recorded.

Reminder - 2 Compact Staff Training sessions will cover the last of the FY 2018 ICOTS enhancements (rejected case management and the new process for subsequent state transfers.) Requests for additional topics or discussions may be forwarded to the DCA Region Chairs (as requested during the last Training Committee meeting.) There will be a brief Q & A session for DCA’s, Administrators, and Compact Staff (Users with a Supervisor or PO role will be denied access).
  • Monday, June 18 @ 2:00pm ET
  • Tuesday, June 19 @ 10:00am ET
Compact Staff: Register for this training

Reminder - Who are you going to call when you have basic ICOTS questions? Need help figuring out why your browser is not displaying an ICOTS Report correctly? Need to know what online training to take so you can get an ICOTS account? For these questions, and more, contact your state’s 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:
Reminder - The 2018 ICAOS Rules:
+ This Week in Commission History +

+ The following states signed into law the ICAOS on this date:
  • Texas – June 11, 2001 / 21st member to join
  • Tennessee – June 11, 2002 / 34th member to join

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