The new director of the state agency that supervises the most violent sex offenders in Texas says the agency is in such disarray that she'll need to ``start from scratch.''

Marsha McLane began work this week at the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management in Austin and was unable to find personnel files, a computer or any phone that connected to those of other agency employees.

McLane says she learned most of the office's 26 employees worked from home.

State officials worked Tuesday to retrieve computers and other files from the home of the previous director, Allison Taylor.

Tayler resigned last week following a string of controversies, including that high-risk offenders were moved into residential neighborhoods in Austin and Houston without notifying nearby residents.