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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Q: How can I get more detail on how my state performed in the FY 2018 compliance audit? A: Commissioners and DCAs can use the ICAOS Dashboards to view the same compliance data included in the letter sent to all states, as well as dive deeper into the…
Description: This report lists cases in which a requested progress report was due within the specified date range. The progress report due date, progress report transmit date and days overdue are included for each case.  The report can be filtered on…
Description: This report lists cases in which an RFRI transmission date is within the specified date range. The RFRI sent date, RFRI reply transmit date and business days to transmit are included for each case. The report can be filtered on supervision…
Description:  This report lists cases in which a transfer reply due date is within a specified date range. The transfer request sent date, transfer reply transmit date and days to transmit are included for each case. The dashboard can be filtered on…
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…
The following holidays are not considered Business Days when calculating compliance on the ICAOS Dashboards.   Please note, Due Dates listed on the Compact Workload within ICOTS do not always consider holidays so for official compliance measures, be sure…
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…
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…
    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 redesign of the ICOTS External Reports page offers more intuitive navigation, listing the reports in the following categories: Compliance (NEW) Due Dates Overdue Activity History Administrative Legacy 10 new reports were added to the ICOTS External…
ICAOS Rule 4.106 requires the receiving state to submit a progress report within 30 calendar days of request.  For all cases considered active, ICOTS generates reminders and facilitates due dates to assist states with compliance of this rule.      Q: The…
On September 29, 2021, the Commission approved several Rule Amendments and ICOTS Enhancements to be implemented on April 1, 2022.  Details can be accessed on the ABM archive page. Commissioners, Deputy Compact Administrators and Compact Staff are invited…
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…
The DCA Mentoring Program provides coaching and training for new DCAs as well as provides assistance to DCAs needing to resolve compliance issues in their state. Review the program guide and appendix for information. To better serve your needs and goals,…
Training Note: The national office hosts a number of useful reports on the ICAOS Dashboards. DCAs and Compact Office staff only need to log in to their website account to access. The Offenders Awaiting Retaking Report in ICOTS displays cases when: The …
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…
FAQ's:  Trouble Logging Into New ICAOS Dashboards? Tips & Report Descriptions? Export & Printing Instructions More than 35 new dashboards are available covering activity due dates, compliance performance, administrative oversight and…
Q: ICOTS is timing out much more quickly than it used to. Why is that? A: Appriss launched part one of a user security release in ICOTS on 10/8/14 in order to keep ICOTS in compliance with CJIS security standards, which they are contractually obligated to…
Q: I used to be able to log in to ICOTS using two different web browsers. Why do I get an error message that I'm "logged in from a different IP" now? A: Appriss launched part one of a user security release in ICOTS on 10/8/14 in order to…
What is a 'participant' for the DCA Mentoring Program? The DCA "Participant" is either a new appointed Deputy Compact Administrator or is recommended to the DCA Mentoring Program by his or her Commissioner to request assistance in…
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…
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…
Appriss launched two partial user security releases for ICOTS in October in order to keep ICOTS in compliance with CJIS security standards, which they are contractually obligated to do. These changes are part of the new CJIS security standards policy…
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…
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019 five new enhancements and one bug fix were launched in ICOTS.  This is the first of several enhancement releases to take place during FY 2019. *NOTICE* - The first three of the five enhancements listed below involve new or…
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 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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