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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I have an offender with two compact cases. One has the approved RFRI-Reply and the other has the approved TREP. Can I merge these two compact cases? Compact cases themselves cannot be merged together. Only offender profiles can be merged. Compact cases…
Find out how to narrow down and refine your search using the search criteria in the Compact Workload. With more legacy data going into ICOTS, many Compact Office Users are still experiencing problems with the Compact Workload when more than 250 records…
Find out why Compact Office users should become familiar with the Workload Search funtionality. Search criteria should be administered when accessing pending activities as Compact Office Users’ workload is not filtered by user and will display all cases…
Clicking the Withdraw Button will withdraw the case permanently. We have received reports of the withdraw button clicked in error. If a user clicks withdraw, a new request must be submitted. See also Withdrawing Cases and Activities.
Find out why reviewing and assigning activities should take place from within the Compact Workload Screen. * ATTENTION SUPERVISORS * Most functions you use are accessed via the Compact Workload. The Supervisor role in ICOTS is for reviewing outgoing…
There are only 2 ways to start a new case which creates a new case number in ICOTS. 1. Initiate New Case From Assistants Screen Choose Request For Reporting Instructions or Transfer Request from the Assistants screen and then select the option that is NOT…
Follow these steps to ensure that all Notices of Departure and Notices of Arrival are complete. ICOTS determines whether the offender is in the Sending or Receiving State by the Notice of Departures and Arrivals. Completing these activities is critical to…
What is the process for getting assistance with errors or technical difficulties with ICOTS? First, always check to see if others at your location are experiencing issues that may be fixed by your IT department. After ruling out local issues, then contact…
Only the user assigned an offender’s record in the sending state has the ability to change an offender’s supervision end date(s).  The date becomes an editable field only after a receiving state accepts a transfer.  Most commonly, supervision end date(s)…
The 'Rejected Cases Requiring Action Report' provides a list of cases in which the latest status is ‘rejected’ and is still ‘open’ in ICOTS (non-historical.)  There are 2 separate lists that generate from that report.   Each case will need to be reviewed…
The Manage Case Load document explains how cases are assigned in both the sending and receiving states. Each case in ICOTS is ultimately assigned to one user in both the sending and receiving states at any given time. This means that a user must be…
Who May Reopen a Compact Case? Receiving state compact office users can reopen a case any time that compact case’s status has the value CLOSED. Reopening is disallowed any time that a compact case’s status has a value other than CLOSED (e.g. WITHDRAWN).…
Legacy cases do not allow for Notice of Arrival or Notice of Departures in ICOTS. It is assumed that legacy cases are actively supervised cases where the offender has reported in the receiving state. ICOTS will not allow a Notice of Departure or Notice of…
Cases are deleted from the system or moved to historical status in three ways: The supervisory authority, or location of the offender, determines whether the assigned user in the Sending State or Receiving State can initiate the removal. Remove the case (…
To allow for additional activities or requests, rejections to transfer requests and/or denial of reporting instructions do not deactivate cases. The sending state must withdraw the case from the offender profile screen to remove the cases from the active…
Q: How do I expunge a compact case from ICOTS? A: Expunging a case is different than deleting a duplicate offender record in ICOTS. A delete, merge, or move case request is the appropriate action when dealing with duplicate offenders. An expungement…
There are a couple big differences between a merge request and a move request. Merge Request Combines all demographic information (photos, aliases, stated IDs, etc.) Only the requester of the merge knows what supervising user is selected when the request…
These are the processes involved with withdrawing cases and individual compact activities. Withdrawing Cases and Individual Activities The function to withdraw an entire case is now separate from the function to withdraw an individual activity. This…
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the function and role of compact office users in ICOTS. I am a compact office user and processing an incoming activity, I have an option to delegate to a supervisor or assign to a PO. What’s the difference…
This tutorial explains the process of reassigning compact cases and activities. Supervisors and Compact Office Users have the ability to reassign cases and forward Compact Activities in ICOTS. Reassigning takes place when a Supervisor User reassigns cases…
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding supervisor functions and activities in ICOTS. I received an email to review an outgoing Transfer Request and to log into ICOTS; when I log in I am at the Assistants screen which only initiates activities.…
ICOTS 14.0 code release is in production on June 29, 2011 and implements the development items described below: Comment Fields Character limits on all comment fields are 1024 characters. Detailed Email Notifications In addition to the offender's name…
Cases uploaded with Legacy Data in error will need to be closed in ICOTS. If a case appears in your workload as legacy data in error which had previously been closed, each state should work through the process in ICOTS as it is not an option to delete…
Clarification of rule 4.112 and closing supervision by the receiving state.
ICOTS 10.0 code release is in production on May 26, 2010 and implements the items described below: Manage Special Statuses The option to expire special status information such as sex offender, history of violence and victim sensitive is available to the…
ICOTS is a tool used to process Interstate Compact business, track offender movement and facilitate communication between states on Compact cases. ICOTS is not designed to replace a state’s offender or case management system. Once submitted, ALL data is…
Description:  The closure reply compliance report lists cases in which a closure notice reply was due within the specified date range. The case closure reply due date, case closure reply transmit date and days overdue are included for each case. This…
Whether ICAOS Rule 4.112 (a) (1) permits a sending state to properly direct a receiving state to close interest in a supervision case upon modification of the sentencing order in the sending state so that the status of the transferred offender no longer…
Case Closure Replies must occur before cases are officially closed. To prevent states from inadvertently or prematurely closing cases via the Case Closure Notice a Case Closure Reply was created which essentially is an acknowledgement and agreement of a…
Description: The closure report provides a list of cases in which a case closure notice was due within the specified date range. The case closure due date, case closure transmit date and days overdue are included for each case. Reports can be filtered on…
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