Shelvee Osborne, Release Manager for the Modernized e-File (MeF) Software Development Project of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Shelvee has more than 39+ years of service and 15 years of managerial experience leading IRS tax processing systems through development/annual tax law changes. The system incorporates necessary changes related to the Affordable Care Act, and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. The annual $28 million budget includes contractors/matrixed employees. The MeF system accepted more than 1 billion tax returns because it provides real time processing of acknowledgments, streamlined error detection, capability to attach PDF files to the tax return and most refunds are received in less than 14 business days.
In January 2014, Shelvee was asked to head up an 18month long Project to ensure MeF reaches Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 mandated by the Commissioner of the IRS. The effort was to ensure processes became standardized across the organization. The goal was met within schedule and budget.
Shelvee’s family originated from humble beginnings and when her mom expressed a desire to attend college in 1945, her mother responded “I’ll find a way.” Since joining the Norfolk State University Alumni Association and understanding that 90% of its students receive aide, Shelvee’s goal has been to “Find A Way” to assist students to attend NSU or a College/University. She was instrumental in creating the NSU Greater Northern VA Alumni Chapter and establishing the Chapter’s Endowed Scholarship. Shelvee lead the chapter’s effort and raised $20,000 for 20 years to donate in July 2017. She established the NSU Holley/Osborne family Endowed Scholarship for students desiring to attend NSU’s School of Business.
Becoming an ASBC Foundation Board Director is important and rewarding to assist students “Find A Way” to continue their education. Each year more than 300 applications are received/ranked and the ASBC Foundation distributed more than $1 million to qualified students.
Shelvee applied to the ASBC Board of Trustees (BOT) 7 years ago and felt her life experiences professionally/personally could be an asset to the church, became BOT secretary and created a BOT Manual. Shelvee is a member of the BOT Program Committee liaison for all program ministry activities.
Shelvee is a Life Member of Blacks In Government (BIG) focused on training, mentorship and scholarship. Shelvee competed against 8 HBCUs and was voted the first Well’s Fargo Bank MEAC Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient earning the NSU Alumni Association $2000 towards scholarships. She is a Life Member of the Norfolk State University Alumni Association and Past National President. Because of Shelvee’s efforts for NSU, the Alumni Association and lifetime giving, she was recognized as the NSU Academy of Distinguish Alumni and inducted into the NSU Emerald Giving Society. Shelvee graduated NSU in 1979, participated in the Cooperative Education Program with the IRS and held numerous positions over 39+ years. Shelvee joined ASBC in 2004 after attending the church for one year and has enjoyed her journey with GOD and working on behalf of the church.