It will take six months for the Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency to recover from a computer programming error that lost 1.7 million pieces of data from the system, the WCA's interim director said today.

In the meantime, while the unit's mainframe computer is being worked on, employees are back using a manual paper system, noted Craig Petersen, WCA deputy director.

The computer data loss, he noted, had only affected the subsystem that stores contested case information, applications for mediation or hearing, docket history, claims forms and related payment information.

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