Ingham County officials hope to learn more this week about the chances of recovering over 130,000 lost electronic documents. WKAR has learned county IT workers accidentally deleted the data from the server of County Clerk Mike Bryanton on May 25. Later, they learned the system meant to back up the data was corrupt.
Deputy Controller John Nielsen says the county is working with several vendors on retrieval efforts.
"We are trying to get a proposal from the vendor that originally had put the system in to restore at least a rudimentary system where they could do their new business and populate the new system with the lost data," he explains.
Clerk Mike Bryanton says hard copies exist for the records, which include campaign finance information, weapons permits and birth and death records. He says it means slightly longer waits for some records.
Nielsen and other Ingham officials say they expect a comprehensive review of the county's data storage back-up procedures.