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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(a) As required by the compact, and as specified by the operational procedures and forms approved by the commission, the states shall gather, maintain and report data regarding the transfer and supervision of offenders supervised under this compact. (b)…
The powers of the Commission appear in Article V of the ICAOS. Among its primary powers, the Commission: Promulgates rules, which are binding on the states and have the force and effect of statutory law within each member state; Oversees, supervises, and…
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…
The Violation Summary provides violation data (e.g. violation type, recommendation, latest response, etc.) transmitted on a Violation Report Requiring Retaking within a selected date range.  It can provide historical impact of rule changes (specifically…
The ICOTS User report lists all ICOTS users with information on state, role, supervisor, supervisor email, active status, workflow status, created date and last login date. Charts give a breakdown of user accounts requiring attention, number of active…
Retaking Management Data report provides both snapshot data regarding current active warrants and offenders awaiting retaking as well as date range data for the numbers of offenders retaken and those retaken, then retransferred.  The data provided pulls…
Privacy Policy Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System Version 4.0   Approved 04/23/2009 Revised on 4/05/2022   1.0 Statement of Purpose The goal of establishing and maintaining the ICOTS is to further the following purposes of the Commission:…
I ran a report on Thursday of this week, and it doesn't include any compact activities submitted since last Friday. How can I get the most current data? The data that runs the external ICOTS reports on the ICAOS website is updated every week on…
The Possible Duplicate Offender report lists ICOTS offenders who have been identified as possible duplicate records based on matches with first name, last name and date of birth or social security number. Also includes an indicator for whether there…
The Junk Offender Records report lists all ICOTS offender records with either no associated compact cases or no transmitted compact activities on any associated compact cases. The dashboard includes information on state, offender ID, associated compact…
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…
The Rejected Cases Never Transferred lists all current rejected compact cases where the offender never arrived in the receiving state. The dashboard includes information on state, offender ID, compact case number, offender name, sending state, receiving…
(a) A transfer request for an offender shall be transmitted through the electronic information system authorized by the commission and shall contain: A narrative description of the instant offense in sufficient detail to describe the circumstances, type…
Cases uploaded with Legacy Data in error will need to be closed via the Case Closure process 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 Case Closure process in…
The Commission concentrated its audit resources in FY23 on ICOTS data integrity to ensure that the data contains accurate and reliable information for our internal and external partners. Given the FY23 audit findings, the Compliance and Executive…
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…
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…
This tutorial gives states some direction on how to best implement ICOTS. Topics covered are: Help desk, user load, setting up workflow, managing case load, legacy data, duplicate records, and pending cases. The ICOTS Implementation Guide will offer…
The Privacy Policy available for review is posted on the ICAOS website. The Electronic End User Agreement requires users to acknowledge they have read and agree to the ICOTS Privacy Policy.  States are still responsible for training on ICAOS Rules, ICOTS…
ANNOUNCED TO COMMISSION MEMBERS April 18th, 2022 In FY 2023, the national office will devote audit resources and capabilities to assessing the reliability and credibility of ICOTS data. The Commission has ICOTS data exchanges with local, state, and…
I. Overview For this policy, the definition of a survey is the gathering of information through questionnaires, interviews, etc., to make inferences about a sample, population, or process. The ICAOS national office serves as the Commission’s survey…
Editing core demographic data (i.e. name, race, gender, FBI Number) or deleting incorrect secondary demographic information (i.e. SSN, DOB, State ID) can only be done by a state admin from the supervising state of the offender.  (The supervising state is…
Commissioners, Deputy Compact Administrators and other designated Compact Office staff can access more than 50 dashboards covering activity due dates, compliance performance, administrative oversight and compact activity history. Login with your ICAOS…
Searching for an offender using the Compact Workload limits results to offenders associated to your state and pulls records using single offender search criteria such as FBI number social security number, State ID, etc. *State administrators also have…
On June 1, 2022 a new warrant tracking feature launched into ICOTS.   Since launch, the national office has analyzed data creating a new warrant tracking dashboard.  The training will cover how the new dashboard manages warrant entries and how other…
Published December 19, 2018 At the request of the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision’s (ICAOS) Executive Committee, the following legal analysis has been prepared in order to serve as a resource documenting the legal implications of the…
What is Case & Offender Management? Administrative functions for case and offender management assure the Commission’s internal and external partners that the ICOTS data contains information that is accurate, valid, and reliable.  Per the ICOTS…
Reporting in SiSense (Software used for ICOTS Dashboard Reports) Downloading widgets and dashboards as various file types is useful for sharing your data with stakeholder or including in your reports and presentations.  See More Exporting Widgets You can…
If you experience issues logging into or viewing the ICAOS Dashboards, this is most likely caused by temporary internet files cached in your web browser interfering with the Single Sign-On API. Follow the steps below to delete temporary internet files in…
Please see the notice below from Appriss regarding security standards for accessing ICOTS goes into production on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. This may affect some of your web browsers with TLS 1.0 or lower. Included in the notice are links to manually…
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