Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Among Recipients for 2013 Justice for All Awards Sponsored by AAPD

PITTSBURGH, PA – Bender Consulting Services, Inc. received the 2013 Justice for All (JFA) Corporate Award, sponsored by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) in a ceremony at the Senate Hart Office Building in Washington, DC on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.  The AAPD is the nation's largest cross disability membership organization and promotes equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities.

Valerie Jarrett, then, the Honorable Tony Coelho

As we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Joyce has two honored guests.  Democratic Strategist and friend of President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, then, the Honorable Tony Coelho, author of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and former California congressman is on the show.  Ms. Jarrett and Mr. Coelho will discuss the Obama Administration’s continued commitment to encourage people with disabilities to be engaged in this campaign, and vote, as well as the Obama Administration’s commitment to hiring people with disabilities in the federal government.

Ms. Pat Shiu on Disability Matters

Pat Shiu, director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), in the U.S. Department of Labor is Joyce’s guest.  She will discuss the new proposed rule from the OFCCP, requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to set a hiring goal of having 7 percent of their workforce be people with disabilities.  The proposed rule would represent significant progress in the enforcement of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to employ people with disabilities.

U.S. Department of Labor Seeks to Improve Job Opportunities for Americans with Disabilities

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a new rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to set a hiring goal of having 7 percent of their workforces be people with disabilities, among other requirements. The department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs invites public comment on this proposal, which will be published in the Dec. 9 edition of the Federal Register.

Joyce Featured in Pop City, a weekly eMagazine and Website.

Joyce is featured in Pop City, a weekly emagazine and website that connects people worldwide with the people and places that are making Pittsburgh such a lively, diverse and livable city. 

Pittsburgh Tribune Review Article: Disabled hail opportunity to narrow employment gap

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bender Consulting Services and the Bender Consulting/Bayer Partnership to promote Americans with disabilities is featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.  This feature also includes statements from other companies committed to employ people with disabilities, including Highmark, BNY Mellon and Mine Safety Applicances.

Joyce Bender Appointed AAPD Chair

WASHINGTON, DC (June 27, 2011)- Joyce Bender was elected as chair of the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities. The following press release provides additional information about Joyce's appointment, as well as further details regarding AAPD, the nation's largest cross-disability organization.

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Joyce Testifies before EEOC Commission

WASHINGTON, DC (February 16, 2011)- Written Testimony of Joyce Bender CEO, Bender Consulting Services.


2009 Tony Coelho Award presented to Senator Richard J. Durbin

I want to thank my friend, Tony Coelho, for that inspiring call-to-action and for that generous introduction. I would not be here today were it not for him, so I thank him for his support and for his wise counsel on so many matters - especially on disability rights.

Bender will head Epilepsy Foundation

Friday July 3, 2009

Former New Castle resident Joyce Bender has been elected chairwoman of the board of the Epilepsy Foundation.

Bender, chief executive officer and president of Bender Consulting Services Inc., will serve a two-year term.

She is the founder of the national company based in Pittsburgh and the host of Disability Matters with Joyce Bender, a radio show airing on


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