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 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…
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…
(a) States shall use the forms or electronic information system authorized by the commission. (b) Section (a) shall not be construed to prohibit written, electronic or oral communication between compact offices. History: Adopted November 3, 2003,…
ICOTS 7.0 code release is in production on October 21, 2009 and resolves the development items described below: ICOTS Reports Report parameters are correct and descriptions for each report are available. To ensure the correct layout and format for the…
The Privacy Policy available for download is posted on the ICAOS website. The Electronic End User Agreement (launched February 15, 2018) requires users to acknowledge they have read and agree to the ICOTS Privacy Policy.  States are still responsible for…
ICOTS 17.0 code release is in production on February 29, 2012 and implements the development items described below: Case Closure Notice Reply In conjunction with approved amendment to Rule 4.112 (d) effective March 1, 2012, a due date for a Case Closure…
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…
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…
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…
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…
I. Authority The Executive Committee is vested with the power to adopt a policy on behalf of the Interstate Commission during periods when the Interstate Commission is not in session. The Executive Committee oversees the Commission’s day-to-day activities…
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,…
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…
I. Authorization Article I of the ICAOS BYLAWS provides that, the Commission “is established to fulfill the objectives of the Compact” through “the promulgation of binding rules and operating procedures” governing “oversight and coordination of offender…
Prior to accessing ICOTS, users must be trained on ICAOS rules, ICOTS procedures as well as the ICOTS privacy policy. This training module highlights the privacy policy and the end user agreement confirming ICOTS user understand and agree to terms prior…
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.…
Appriss Safety is happy to introduce its new Event Communication System (ECS), designed to inform our customers of any operational events affecting our products. Through the ECS website, customers are encouraged to subscribe to automatic updates. During…
  ICOTS Internet Explorer 11 Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome   ICAOS Dashboards Internet Explorer 11 Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome   ICAOS OnDemand Trainings The latest release of each of the latest two supported major versions of: Desktop browsers: Google…
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…
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.
Code Release 9.5.0 went into production March 24, 2010 to address the following development item: Progress Report Email Notifications ICOTS generates emails notifying the sending state and receiving state assigned users as well as each respective compact…
ICOTS 11.1.0 code release is in production on September 22, 2010 and implements the development items described below: Offender Phone Numbers The Phones tab within the offender profile provides options to manage contact information. Zip Codes City, county…
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…
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…
Search the ICOTS knowledge base for information on existing ICOTS issues and frequently asked questions. You can submit a ticket or check the status of your existing tickets by signing in with your ICAOS website username and password.  Get Help With ICOTS…
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 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…
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…
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…
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