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 25, 2018 three new enhancements will be launched in ICOTS. One enhancement adds completely new functionality to ICOTS, while the other two provide an improved user experience.  This is the sixth of several enhancement releases to take…
Remember to setup your user profile with your correct workflow. ICOTS cannot function without the correct workflow setup. Please remember to setup your user profile with your correct workflow. If your workflow has not yet been setup in your user profile,…
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…
Offender Violation Report transmitted by a Receiving State Response to OVR due in 10 business days of receipt in Sending State Addendum to Offender Violation Report transmitted by the Receiving State If sent PRIOR to original response, workflow merges…
Duplicate Activities On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 one new enhancement was launched in ICOTS. This is the seventh of several enhancement releases to take place during FY 2018. The description of the change is as follows: 1.) Prevent two people from working…
The new progress report workflow is managed with review in the receiving state prior to transmission.  Upon transmission by the receiving state's compact office, the workflow stops and all interested parties in the sending state receive simultaneous email…
Description:  The 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…
This on-demand training module explains basic ICOTS functionality including user roles, workflow and offender management. Information on common user login errors is also provided. Time to complete this module is approximately 20 minutes.
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 is a demonstration of how to edit a pending compact activity that has yet to be submitted into the workflow.
Due to the differences in workflow and activity processing in ICOTS, states have requested that we publish a list of the states that are configured as split in ICOTS. This means there is an independent and separate workflow for probation and parole ICOTS…
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…
Supervision in the Receiving State These training tools and resources discuss requirements and processes for offenders supervised in another state under the Interstate Compact Requirements. -Victim's Rights & Notification -Supervision…
This on-demand training consists of 9 parts relevant to various responsibilities of State Compact Staff and Administrators. Participants can customize their training by choosing only those sections relevant to their duties. Topics include: Overview of…
Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) is rapidly advancing the electronic database project designated the Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System (ICOTS). In the spring of 2007,…
Description: This report lists cases in which a violation response was due within a specified date range. The violation report sent date, violation response transmit date and days to transmit are included for each case. The dashboard can be filtered on…
Directing Workflow in the Compact Office Outgoing Activities:  Review, Return for revision or Transmit to the other state Incoming Activities:  Assigning vs. Delegating Reject Incomplete Transfer Requests   Two types of action items appear on the 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…
This training consists of 9 parts relevant to various responsibilities of State Compact Staff and Administrators. Participants can customize their training by choosing only those sections relevant to their duties. Topics include: Access the training via…
The version 4.0 code release resolves outstanding issues regarding data display and the functions to facilitate returning offenders to a sending state. Released April 29, 2009. PDF Forms (Transfer Request & Request for Reporting Instruction…
The ICOTS End User Training has recently been redesigned to offer several topic based modules.  Visit the Ondemand training section of the ICAOS website to access the modules ICOTS 301-Introduction to ICOTS explains basic ICOTS functionality including…
Transferring Supervision to the Receiving State These training tools and resources discuss requirements and processes for transferring supervision of an offender to another state.  -Transfer Request Requirements -Investigation Period -Requesting Reporting…
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 a new code release involving rule-mandated changes to the Offender Violation Report and Progress Report activities was pushed to production in ICOTS. Several minor bugs were introduced and Appriss was very responsive in working…
On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 three new user experience enhancements were launched in ICOTS. While some future enhancements around new functionality will require training and informational materials, these enhancements were requested to improve user…
ICOTS 11.3.0 code release is in production on December 8, 2010 and implements the development items described below: Transfer Request A sending state user can create a new Transfer Request based on a rejected Transfer Request after the receiving state…
The ICOTS End User Training offers several topic based modules.  Visit the On-Demand training section of the ICAOS website to access the modules ICOTS 300 - ICAOS/ICOTS 300 Privacy Policy Training Prior to accessing ICOTS, users must be trained on ICAOS…
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…
ICOTS Code Release 29.6 - Intended Departure Date ICOTS 29.6 code release went into production on May 27, 2015 and implemented the development items below: The Intended Departure Date is now captured when a user submits a request for reporting…
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…
What do I do when I received an email stating that I had an action to perform in ICOTS? Email notifications inform you that an offender’s record needs attention, an investigation has been assigned to you or that there are other supervisory…
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