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CBP -  225th Anniversary of our Customs Mission Recognition at the NY Mets Game - Citifield

The history of the U.S. Customs Service began 225 years ago, on July 31, 1789, when the Fifth Act of the First United States Congress created the Customs function in the central government and regulated the collection of duties on ship's tonnage and merchandise at our first ports of entry.  As we know, the Customs function is critical to the Customs and Border Protection mission today, as are our other mission sets.  We should celebrate all of our missions and JFK management has arranged to commemorate this historical event at a Mets game on August 14, 2014.  The event includes the following:


On-field recognition before the game for Senior leadership
CBP Honor/Color Guard for the playing of the National Anthem
Potential for CBP Pipe and Drum corps
Pre-game & In-game CBP Public Service Announcements
CBP Logo on LED Boards/Scoreboard
Post-game box score presentation on SNY


The Mets will offer CBP employees and their families two packages/seat offers:



Pepsi Porch Ticket (Sections 301-305)
Voucher for hot dog, burger, or pizza slice
Voucher for fries
All-You-Can-Drink Beer for 7 innings (Bud, Bud Light, Stella, & Heineken)



Left Field Reserved Ticket
Sections 134-139


This is a great opportunity to show each other that we are OFO Proud, and a chance to enjoy a special evening together right in the heart of Queens! Any employees interested in attending the game should follow the link below to purchase tickets and to help us celebrate the event.





We just held our first Executive Board meeting of the new NTEU Chapter 153 Adminstration!

It was a very productive and successful meeting that was well attended.

Many pressing items were discussed and will be addressed in the very near future.

Look for many positive changes coming to your work site soon!


JFK Announcements


  • We're pleased to announce the re-launch of jfk153.org. The redesign focuses on usability to make your experience easier and help you get the information you need quicker.
  • New Benefit: We have partnered with Valerie A. Shivers, P.C. Attorney and Counselor at Law - See Benefits page for more information
JFK Announcements


Taxpayer Advocate Report Reinforces NTEU Dire Warnings on IRS Funding
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Kelley Criticizes House Approval Of Severe Cuts in IRS Fiscal 2015 Budget
Washington, D.C.— Approval by the House of massive cuts to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) budget for fiscal 2015 indicate a complete disregard for the needs of taxpayers and the country, said the head of the union representing IRS employees. Read more