I work with a small team of people. We all work remotely. In general we have very few official policies. When I started the job I asked what are the work hours. My manager told me that they are "regular". I have a appointment next week where I will be unavailable for work for about an hour. It's in the middle of the day. As a courtesy should I message my manager and person I work closest with that I will be unavailable from 11:00-1:00. How should I phrase it? Nobody else has sent this type of meeting to me. Perhaps it would be better for me to bring it up in the next meeting with my manager.
I would prefer not to elaborate on the details with my colleagues, but I was asked to attend a meeting with a recreation center I took classes with several months ago. All they would tell me was that there were multiple allegations about my behavior. (I know this isn't a workplace question, but I find it a bit unprofessional being asked to come to a meeting without being told the specific topic). When missing work, is it expected to give some sort of reason to the absence? For example was common to state "I have a doctors appointment" in other places I worked.