Compact Online Reference Encyclopedia (CORE)

Looking for information on a specific topic, training, rule, or process? Through one search here, you can find the information you need from ICAOS’ white papersadvisory opinions, bylaws, policies, Hearing Officer's Guidetraining modulesrules, helpdesk articles and the bench book. All results are cross-referenced with links to make navigation easy and intuitive.

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On Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Appriss pushed the new code for six new ICOTS enhancements to production. The six enhancements cover changes to email notifications, compact action requests, and the retaking requirement. Rejected Case Notifications 1.1 Update…
What is Offender Management? Offender management administrative functions assure the Commission’s internal and external partners that the ICOTS data contains information that is accurate, valid, and reliable.  Per the ICOTS Privacy Policy, states must…
DCA Liaison Committee Best Practices & Dashboard Usage Program Given the importance of ICOTS data entry and user management, the Commission made state responsibilities for it the focus of several annual audits.  The ICAOS Dashboards are vital to…
    Training Bulletin 1-2021i - Reporting Instructions Processing for Living in Receiving State at the Time of Sentencing Effective February 2, 2021 Re: Rule 3.103 (a)(1) States are REQUIRED to adhere to timeframes in Rule 3.103, including sending the…
A number of states continue to submit the occasional ticket where a user or group of users has stopped receiving any email notifications from ICOTS. There are typically two underlying causes to this issue: Internal software used to limit spam or junk mail…
  The Compact Rules do not prevent states from utilizing electronic signatures.  Questions regarding validity and use must be answered by the sending state and documented where applicable.   https://mailchi.mp/interstatecompact/july-icaos-monthly-…
December 1, 2020 There are a couple new dashboards out there for you to explore. One is the Arrival Notice after Departure Notice report. This one is geared towards being able track if and when notice of arrivals are being completed. At first glance it…
Please provide comments (must be logged in using your ICAOS credentials) regarding what you would like to learn as a state administrator for training records hosted on ICAOS's new Learning Management System.  This will assist in training efforts for…
In November 2020, the Commission will transition to a new Learning Management System.  In preparation, the follow resources will assist those with state administrator access to export any SCORM data/achievements from the current system (utilized since…
On Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Appriss pushed the third and final batch of training help points to ICOTS. As described in the announcements for the first and second batches, the ICOTS Help Points were designed to replace and improve upon the ICOTS User…
On September 16th the Commission voted and approved 6 ICOTS enhancements to be implemented in FY2021. These enhancements (attached) will be in production on or before June 20, 2021 and expected to be pushed out in multiple code releases. Have an idea for…
On Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Appriss pushed the second batch of training help points to ICOTS. As described in the announcement for the first batch, the ICOTS Help Points were designed to replace and improve upon the ICOTS User Guide PDF. Instead of a…
The Compact Workload search remembers the criteria you used in your last search every time you log in to ICOTS. This is to help users that perform the same search over and over again be efficient. Sometimes, it's easy to forget that you left a drop…
ICAOS Website Users with access to the Dashboards also have access to training and demonstrations created for each report.  Go to the reports page for access to the training https://www.interstatecompact.org/icaos-dashboards
Managed activities with replies such as a request for return reporting instructions can be withdrawn prior to reply from the sending state.  The assigned user in the receiving state can withdraw the request from the offender's profile screen.  If the…
Anytime a receiving state user is unable to create a case closure due to a 'lack of a primary address' identify the supervising state and request an address be entered into the offender's profile.  This action will resolve the error. See…
On Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Appriss pushed the first batch of ICOTS training help points to ICOTS. The ICOTS Help Points were designed to replace and improve upon the ICOTS User Guide PDF. Instead of a large and cumbersome document that's difficult…
This happens a lot with scanned and uploaded documents. Some scanned documents that are saved to PDF, don't adhere to the document format standards for PDFs. This causes the program that compiles all the PDFs into one document to throw an error. The…
On Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Appriss pushed one functional enhancement to ICOTS. Appriss made the commission aware of a possible security issue a few months ago, where offenders’ dates of birth were included in the body of email notifications from ICOTS.…
Description:  2 Reports (Incoming & Outgoing Cases) The report is a list of Compact Action Requests transmitted within a selected date range.  These reports can assist states in identifying cases in need of a requested Progress Report, Compact…
Most states have their own list of codes they use to categorize offenses. To centralize all the criminal offenses record in ICOTS, each state must enter an offender's offense details using NCIC codes. Below is a complete list of all the NCIC offense…
On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 3 enhancement and 2 bug fixes were launched in ICOTS to address approved rule amendments.  Full list of the Rule Amendments and the updated Rules can be found on the ICAOS main website.  www.interstatecompact.org The…
Who’s telling the story?  Details, Accuracy and Due Process! Presentation Latest Progress & Violation Report Stats Identifying issue:  Training & DCA Calls Supervision Documentation Overview Compact Office Review:  Ensuring Quality…
2016 DCA Training Institute  Cleveland, Ohio  Compact Office Role:  Presentation & Handout Discretionary Case Review/FY2015 Audit:  Presentation & Handout FY2015 Audit Results for Discretionary Cases ICOTS Reports:  In 2018, the ICOTS…
DCA Training Institute Presentation & Handout Painting the Supervision Picture Retaking required ‘Upon a request of the receiving state’ Warrant Tracking Dealing with Pending Charges & Revocable Behavior Probable Cause Hearing Requirements…
What is CORE? CORE (Compact Online Reference Encyclopedia) is a search index that incorporates and cross-references all of the ICAOS Rules, Advisory Opinions, Bench Book, Bylaws, Hearing Officer's Guide, Administrative Policies, Helpdesk Articles,…
On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, one new enhancement were launched in ICOTS.  This is the fourth and final of several enhancement releases that took place during FY 2019. The description of the changes are as follows: 1.) New Workflow Process for Return to…
The attached reference provides usage tips for all the Dashboard External Reports as well as Top ICOTS Reports Top ICOTS Reports Duplicate Offender List & Pending Merges and Deletions of Offenders Cases in Need of Notice of Departure Cases in Need…
To determine if an offender’s case in the sending state triggers the compact definition of supervision, the sending state should first examine whether or not the offender’s offense is compact eligible. If the offender has been convicted of a felony,…
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